Elderberry grow and care – plant of the genus Sambucus and also known as Elder or Sambuc, Elderberry grow as bush, shrub to small tree, it is perennial deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10.
Flowers are edible, the color of the flower white, flowers grows in inflorescence of flat head or round head, the flower are fragrant and used for barrage.
Fruits color can be: black, blue, purple or red, the fruits are edible when fully ripen and after cooking
Elderberry for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Elderberry growing and care:
Slightly acid soil, cold winter and some cultivars chilling hours
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Vegetative Reproduction Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but to sow the plant can be problematic Difficulties or problems when growing: Aggressive growth, basal shoots Winter, spring Planting season: Aphids Pests and diseases: Winter Pruning season: How to prune: Week and bending branch 0.5-2 m, 20-80 inches, the blue elderberry 4-8 m (12-25 feet) Size of the plant? Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing Average amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: No Blooming information Spring / Summer Bloom season: General information about the flower Flowers are edible, the color of the flower white, flowers grows in inflorescence of flat head or round head Pollination is done by: Bees Thinning the bloom: First year recommend to thinning Edible Fruits Fruit harvest season: Summer / Autumn Fruits pests or diseases: Birds What can be done with big quantities of Elderberry fruits? Juice, cakes, jams Work requirements on the fruit: Sometime neede to cover with net 1-2 years How long does it take to bear fruit? Important to eat the fruit when full ripening Ripening of fruit Subspecies Blue elderberry (Sambucus cerulea) – fruit color is blue, the size 4-8 m, some said that the fruit remained them blueberry Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) – fruit color is red, the size 2-4 m Black elder (Sambucus nigra) – fruit color is black, the size 1-8 m Vegetative Reproduction How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Elderberry? Basal shoots Spring / Summer / Autumn The best time for vegetative reproduction in Elderberry: After the plant establish it start to grow new branch from the ground How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction? Same as fully grown plant with a bit more water What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Elderberry? Scientific name:
Blooming Seasons Spring flowers Summer flowers Edible Parts Edible Fruit Edible leaves Culinary uses Alcoholic beverages Cooked Dried fruit Eaten raw Fruit Ice pop & Ice cream plants Jams Juice Flower colors Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Summer Harvest Ornamental parts Ornamental flower Ornamental fruit Ornamental leaves Ornamental plant Plant growing speed Plant life-form Deciduous Perennial plant Shrub Tree Plant Uses Edible plants Hedging plants Ornamental plants Planting Season Spring Planting Summer planting Winter planting Plants sun exposure Full sun Plants Part shade Plants Watering plants Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 3 Hardiness zone 4 Hardiness zone 5 Hardiness zone 6 Hardiness zone 7 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9