Sambucus canadensis6-8' x same. University of Missouri intro, 2011. Wild seedling selected by Robert Gordon in Osceola, Mo.
Large clusters of large dark berries. High Brix levels makes this elderberry a good one for winemakers.
Dangling clusters of edible purple-black berries ripen in late summer on this broad vigorous multi-stemmed shrub.
Upright, slightly spreading habit. Z4. Maine Grown. (1-3' bare-root plants)
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Considered self-fertile but multiple plants will improve fruit set—it’s okay to mix species. Plant 4–6' apart. Best in rich soil but adaptable to a variety of soil types. In spring, while plant is still dormant, prune away any weak, broken or dead canes.
Note: Cooking elderberries is essential to breaking down toxic cyanide-inducing glycosides in the seeds. Not for fresh eating.