Elderberry Tree

Elderberry Tree

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Elderberry Tree


Elderberry Tree, a deciduous, multi-stemmed, small tree, is a native species to the United States. Elderberry is a hardy tree that flourishes across almost all contiguous 48 states.


TN Nursery recommends this tree to customers who want a species that is drought-tolerant, cold-tolerant, heat-tolerant, and agreeable. Elderberry produces edible fruits that some people harvest for personal use. However, many other gardeners leave the plump berries for the birds and wildlife to enjoy.


Besides "elderberry tree," the following are a few other common names that refer to this species:


  •      American elder
  •      American elderberry
  •      Common elderberry
  •      Elder tree


The Elderberry Tree Is Super Easy to Grow


This species grows in nature with no human intervention. You see them along ditch banks, on the south- or west-facing edges of woods, along light or utility lines, or in open fields. These spots represent their preference for full sunshine or a partially sunny location.


When you plant your elderberry tree, find a spot with the appropriate sunlight and recreate the woody material the species enjoys in the woods. Add a good handful of hardwood mulch, peat moss, compost, or leaf litter--it craves these woody materials. A young elderberry tree requires about one inch of water each week.


After strengthening and growing a little bit, your elderberry tree will become relatively carefree. It will demand nothing of you except water during an extended drought.


The Rustic Good Looks of the Elderberry Tree


Elderberry trees are shrub-like and rounded in shape. They grow as high as twelve feet tall and might grow as wide.


Opposing, bright green compound leaves grow in clusters of seven to eleven leaflets. They are oval-shaped with a narrow tip, light to bright green, and up to six inches long. They have sharply serrated edges. In autumn, the leaves usually turn bright yellow to deep amber.


They blossom profusely in late spring or early summer--many quarter-inch cream-colored flowers that occur in clusters produce fat, round, purple to black berries.


Order Your Elderberry Tree From TN Nursery


If you want an easy-care tree that provides abundant berries for yourself or your feathered friends, TN Nursery suggests the elderberry tree--order yours today.


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  • 5
    Elderberry tree

    Posted by ELIZABETH MACKEWICH on Jun 26, 2022

    These guys are tough as nails....we have had the worst weather ever since I planted them....but they have both hung in there and growing strong !

  • 4
    Elderberry tree

    Posted by Kayla wood on Jan 23, 2022

    I just placed my orders on this variety yesterday and am so excited to have it delivered this week. Cannot wait to have it planted asap.

  • 5

    Posted by Jeffrey Wells on Jan 11, 2022

    This tree was sent in a package that was carefully wrapped and properly protected. It arrived in great health.

  • 5
    Elderberry cuttings

    Posted by Lisa L on Apr 29, 2021

    Beautiful healthy cuttings that started leafing out as soon as I planted them!

  • 5
    bare root elderberry

    Posted by Jen Alves on Apr 21, 2021

    I ordered an elderberry with a several other trees, the order arrived fast and was well packaged. However the elderberry had broken during shipping, I let them know, and they sent me not just one but TWO new elderberry's!!! Great company, great customer service, and I bet my elderberries are going to be great too!

  • 5

    Posted by Ashley E on Apr 21, 2021

    Thanks guys I absolutely love my elderberry tree!! And I can’t wait til it grows huge and blooms, so I can make some homemade elderberry syrup!! Fast shipping and great quality!!

  • 5
    Sambuccus elderberry trees

    Posted by Carl Schuller on Apr 08, 2021

    Arrived in good shape but we will ha e to see how they do when the leaves come out. Right now they are just sticks.

  • 5
    Great Experience

    Posted by BKW on Jan 05, 2021

    Fast and efficient shipping. Plant arrived in tax and looked great! Will order again and refer. Thank you!

  • 4
    Elderberry plant

    Posted by Brian Arnett on Jan 04, 2021

    Recieved in great condition and fast shipping plan to do more business soon

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April