Elderberry Tree

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Elderberry tree - Sambucus 

The elderberry tree (Sambucus) is also commonly referred to as the elder. It is a flowering plant in the Adoxaceae family. It can be found growing in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Elderberry grows best in areas of high nitrogen levels. They do well in organic compost. It will, however, grow in nearly any type of soil conditions as long as it gets partial to full sun. It is a fast-growing plant that is commonly used for hedge. Elderberries are a food source for birds in northern California. Elder has been used medicinally for decades. In Chinese medicine, it has been crushed into wine and tea and used for rheumatism and traumatic injury. Uncooked berries from this plant are poisonous, but when cooked, they can be consumed by humans.


Elderberry Trees Had Berries Used In Medicines Also

The leaves, stems, twigs, and roots are also toxic if ingested. Raw elderberries are comprised of 18% carbohydrates, 80% water, and less than 1% of both protein and fat. They contain a high content of vitamin C. Elderberry is commonly used in common day vitamin forms to help treat the flu, constipation, colds, and some autoimmune diseases. It can be found in health food stores in capsule or tea form. Elderberry produces a large hedge, but it is also planted to attract butterflies and bees due to flowers. The flowers bloom a bright white in the late spring and then turn into a dark, almost black, berry by late summer or early fall. When planting an elderberry tree, it is best to plant two near each other for cross-pollination. They grow best in hardiness zones 4 to 9. Elderberry trees grow five to twelve feet in height, but some have been recorded at twenty feet tall. They typically grow six to twelve feet wide, because they proliferate they are used for filling in dead spots in gardens.


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