‘Samyl’ Elderberry

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‘Samyl’ Elderberry

Sambucus nigra 5-8' x 2-5' Research Center for Horticulture intro, Aarslev, Denmark. S. nigra is the official medicinal species used in Europe. The berries are extremely high in immune-boosting anthocyanins. You can use them in all of the same wonderful ways you would use the canadensis species.

Samyl is selected for juice production based on very high anthocyanin content and sweet flavor. Strong upright shoots yield dark glossy berries. Note that nigras produce on second-year wood—prune accordingly.

Upright habit, extremely vigorous. Native to Europe. Z4/5. Maine Grown. (1-3' bare-root plants)



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Elderberries

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.

For more info:
About Elderberries.