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Wild Elderberry Seedling

Wild Elderberry Seedling

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Species: Sambucus canadensis

History: These elderberry seedlings are grown from seeds collected from wild elderberries in the area. 

Why We Grow It: These elderberries will have smaller berries than those produced by Scotia and York, but they can still be used in the same versatile ways! This is also a great option for anyone interested in planting elderberries for their visual appeal and wildlife services.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4

Soil Preference: Prefers loam but adaptable to different soil types

Growth Habits: Shrub grows up to 2m tall

Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade (approx. 6-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Partially self-pollinating, will produce some fruit on its own but will produce more and better fruit with another elderberry variety planted nearby

Bloom Colour: White

Ripens: Likely late July to September

Storage: Keeps about a week in the fridge

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, juice, wine, preserves, baking

Height Above Soil Line: 15-30cm

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