Elderberry Tree

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Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Bloom Color
Height At Maturity
Under 20 Feet
Planting Zones 3-9
November Through April
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flowering,
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Elderberry Tree Description

Elderberry tree 

The elderberry tree (Sambucus) is also called the elder. It is a flowering plant in the Adoxaceae family. Found growing in both the northern and southern hemispheres. These trees grow 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. The berries 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 produce a Medicinal Fruit but can also be a Great Garden Landscape Addition.

The leaves, stems, twigs, and roots are toxic if ingested. Raw berries are comprised of 18% carbohydrates, 80% water, and less than 1% of protein and fat. They contain a high content of vitamin C. The berries are commonly used in common day vitamin forms to help treat the flu, constipation, colds, and some autoimmune diseases. These trees produce 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 this tree, it is best to plant two near each other for cross-pollination. It grows best in hardiness zones 3 to 9. These trees grow five to twelve feet, but some have been recorded as twenty feet tall. They typically grow six to twelve feet wide because they increase they are use for filling in dead spots in gardens.

Besides providing this medicinal fruit, these trees can be a great addition to your garden landscape. In addition to its medicinal berries, the tree can provide a gorgeous ornamental tree for your garden.

Many people plant trees for decoration, though if you plan to harvest berries from yours, you will need at least two trees to encourage cross-pollination. This beautiful tree is not overly large and is often planted as bushes that bloom all over with clusters of tiny white or pale pinkish flowers throughout spring and summer. In fall, the forests become full of reddish-purple berries for which the tree is famous.

Elderberry bush provides color and beauty to your garden for much of the year and a sweet scent

They grow full but not overly tall. It can be landscaped as a bush or as a small tree. This tree is suited to almost any type of sun. They can grow in the shade, in partial sun, or full sun. They are not particularly picky about the location or soil type.

They prefer soil that is slightly acidic but can grow just about anywhere. It is easy to grow without much fuss and provides beautiful flowers. They make the perfect ornamental but, should you choose to do so, also bear helpful fruit.

The tree will grow well as a companion with many other plants, making it perfect for someone desiring a varied landscape. Companion plants that work well with this tree include gooseberry, winterberry, and white pine. Bee balm is a great herb to grow under the shade of this tree. The tree's versatility means it can grow under the shade of taller trees or provide shade for smaller plants just as quickly.

Many gardeners plant this tree alongside their vegetable gardens to provide shade or use the hardy bush as a hedgerow. The tree is a real workhorse of a plant, able to be shaped as tall as a tree or broader as a bush, used for medicinal properties, or as a beautiful flower.

It attracts birds for those wanting more wildlife outside their window. It is solid and sturdy as its petals are delicate and beautiful. To anyone wishing to enhance their landscape, it is an obvious choice.

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Reviews (13)

  • 3
    Elderberry Tree

    Posted by Lloyd on Apr 23, 2020

    I just received the 5 plants on Monday. It rained all day Tuesday, but planted on Wednesday. There was very little of the water retention pellets, and would not have lasted past three days. The one plant had only two hair roots, so not certain it will revive. I hope to have the opportunity to comment in 4+ weeks to add something about plants at that time.

  • 5

    Posted by Willow on Dec 09, 2020

    This tree is by far the most unique I've ordered.

  • 5
    Elderberry and Sassafras Trees

    Posted by Connie G on Nov 30, 2020

    They arrived in dormancy and both in good shape about 3’.

  • 5
    Trees were exactly what I expected

    Posted by Cena Johnson on Apr 23, 2020

    Am excited to watch them grow and produce berries


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.

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Ships November through April

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