Edible Landscaping – Growing Elderberry Plants


Elderberry plants are native to the US and are becoming increasingly popular as an addition to edible landscapes and homesteads. Packed with antioxidants, it’s like having a medicine cabinet in your backyard. They are great for juicing, making syrup and tea, and make a wonderful jam.

Elderberries have beautiful flowers that bloom in late spring and then fruits that ripen late summer.

Don’t forget to choose a pollinator! Elderberry plants grow best with more than one plant/variety present, in a wide variety of soils that are moist, fertile, and well-drained. For more growing information on growing elderberries, see our Elderberry Growing Guide.