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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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted by Willow on Dec 09, 2020
This tree is by far the most unique I've ordered.
Posted by Connie G on Nov 30, 2020
They arrived in dormancy and both in good shape about 3’.
Posted by Cena Johnson on Apr 23, 2020
Am excited to watch them grow and produce berries
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.
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.
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.