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Elderberry Plant Collection

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Save money and guarantee proper pollination when you buy an elderberry plant collection. Proper pollinators are conveniently included for you, so you won’t miss out on the abundance of flowers and fruit from these elderberry plants. Plus, you’ll get a discounted price when purchasing a collection compared to purchasing the plants individually.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Always wanted to grow elderberry
Thanh-ha N on Dec 11, 2020
Because I want to grow elderberries and the price was acceptable.
Jackie on Dec 6, 2020
Always wanted to grow elderberry
Thanh-ha N on Dec 11, 2020
I liked the pairing, of the plants. No worry for pollination.
Teresa P on Dec 10, 2020
Because I want to grow elderberries and the price was acceptable.
Jackie on Dec 6, 2020
Gail H on Nov 10, 2020
Needed pollinator
Gerald D on Nov 4, 2020
I would like to start growing berries for food
Veronica H on Oct 23, 2020
simply wanted a good berry product for my garden
Jim F on Oct 23, 2020
immune enhansing plant.
Thomas L on Oct 19, 2020
to create a polinator to the ones I have
Stanley S on May 21, 2020
I purchase dried elderberries often, and would like to establish my own source on the homestead.
Constance S on Mar 31, 2020
It is what I wanted.
Jack on Mar 30, 2020
I have to move my previous collection. If it is a failure, I want to make sure I have berries.
Diane E on Mar 30, 2020
Wyldewood Elderberry requires a pollinator.
Ginger S P on Mar 27, 2020
Wanted to grow elderberries for their health reasons.
Debbie W on Mar 27, 2020
Had good luck with elderberry plants before.
chuck k on Mar 27, 2020
least expensive way to get more elderberry varieties
Suzana O on Mar 26, 2020
Beautiful medicinal plant
Lorri S on Mar 26, 2020
Lots of recipes for this berries and it is a immune system boost.
Astrid H on Mar 25, 2020
Read the reviews and specs of each variety and decided to go with these. Hoping I made the right choice. I'll be sure to leave a review come Fall, if I'm able to.
Al W on Mar 25, 2020
I bought Elderberrys from another place and they died ,they told me when I ordered they would be ok with my zone 5 , I read your reviews and I wanted some good plants
Karla D on Mar 25, 2020
Kimberly R on Mar 24, 2020
I want to make Elderberry Jelly. I planted Adams and Johns and then moved. They were doing well before I moved. Now I want to plant some up at my summer house as a screen and for wildlife food if not for me. I have noticed some well established bushes not far from my house so they should do well.
margery s on Mar 23, 2020
I what some different varieties to go with some other bushes in my garden already. Love the medicinal properties of this plant.
Robert J on Mar 22, 2020
Cross Pollination
james r on Mar 22, 2020
I wanted something beautiful for the side yard in front of our house. I like that these bushes also produce edible berries in addition to growing quickly and having a beautiful flower.
Sarah S on Mar 21, 2020
I am tired of paying so much for elderberries to make elderberry syrup. So, giving these a try!
Carol S on Mar 21, 2020
Immune health
SUSAN D on Mar 19, 2020
I had these plants at my previous property, and I liked them very much. Reliable, productive, carefree.
MARIAN G on Mar 18, 2020
Earlier this year I tried some elderberry wine and loved it so much I decided to read about elderberries and learned the health benefits. I love growing my own food and preserving what we need to eat. I wasn't sure which variety would suit my needs best so I just decided to try as many different ones as I could.
Dolores F on Mar 18, 2020
Elderberry syrup!! Maybe wine too????
Elena L on Mar 18, 2020
I go through so many elderberries making tinctures and syrups, I decided to grow my own instead of purchasing fruit.
Jennifer R on Mar 18, 2020
Wanted to try something new to me
NATHAN M on Mar 18, 2020
Easy to know who pollinates who! Thanks for grouping like this
Kathy S on Mar 18, 2020
Want to help the hummingbirds and make some jelly or wine.
Brian P on Mar 18, 2020
Medicinal properties
Emily G on Mar 17, 2020
For its medicinal properties.
Mark B on Mar 16, 2020
Good price on these varieties.
Elizabeth D on Mar 16, 2020
I want to make my own syrup and jam
Constance M D on Mar 15, 2020
Interest in growing something different.
Roger J on Mar 14, 2020
Plant in my garden
Rosetta F on Mar 14, 2020
I think these will do well with the zone I live in. The only thing I???m concerned about is them needing loamy soil, and we have pretty clayish soil, but I think if I groom and prep the ground they should do fine.
Hannah S on Mar 14, 2020
Very interesting in growing Elderberry.
Trish G on Mar 13, 2020
Shade for my chicken coop
Connie W on Mar 12, 2020
Great company and excellent reviews on the Elderberry plants others had purchased. Also, plants were reasonable in cost and shipping.
Amy S on Mar 12, 2020
For their health benefits and I want to see if I can make some homemade wine!
Kathryn Y on Mar 11, 2020
I chose this because one of my dearest friends has been looking everywhere for elderberry plants this season.
Janita W on Mar 11, 2020
Want to make wine and the berries are hard to find
Teresa L on Mar 10, 2020
I have York Elderberry plants and wanted to add some variety with these variants.
Kevin on Feb 9, 2020
We are trying to improve our immune system by eating more fruit, this seems like a economical way to improve our health naturally.
Daphne A on Feb 3, 2020
Two varieties to pollinate and on sale as a collection. I've wanted to try elderberries in the wild but have had a hard time finding them before the wildlife does. They are an asset to healthy living as many berries are. We'll see how it goes.
J B on Nov 25, 2019
I liked the pairing, of the plants. No worry for pollination.
Teresa P on Dec 10, 2020
Gail H on Nov 10, 2020
Size of plants when purchased?
Jonathan L on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Our bare root elderberry plants have a shipping expectation of approximately 12" tall.
How many pounds of berries per plant?
Kim E on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my experience, I've gotten around 3-4 lbs per plant (on average). It varies on the maturity of the plant, the health, and the approach to pruning. Yield increases as healthy plants mature. I've seen some folks say they get up to 12-15 lbs of elderberries per mature plant ??? that's a lot of elderberries!
Is elderberry plant a tree or bush?
Sheila L on Dec 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Under optimal conditions a tall bush. Mine is appr. 6 feet tall,
will the plants multiply and do they come back every year ?
Betty P on Mar 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, ours have come back for the second year in a row. West Virginia Zone 5. Johns and Adams plants. They have been spreading from the root system.
I live in iowa and the nights still get cold certain nights sometimes under 30 F can I plant these when I receive them even though it might get cold?
kingsjewell on Apr 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We live in Zone 7 in the Intermountain West. It has recently been down to 25 degrees as spring comes on, and we have had some heavy frosts. The elderberry bushes are continuing to leaf out and seem unaffected. They are very tolerant of both hot and cold weather. I planted mine last spring about this time and they have been doing very well. We had some berries from the little plants last year, and expect a much bigger harvest this year. I steamed the juice, and made it into jelly and "medicinal" syrup. We have been drinking the syrup every day to boost our immune systems during flu and COVID-19 season. Stay well!
how many plants come in the Elderberry collections?
Bunny W on Mar 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I bought a collection that included the Adams and York varieties. So two. Im not sure if Stark offers a three plant collection but Its good to have two varieties for pollination so thats why its good to have at least two that are shown to pollinate each other. You???d need to check their website if they offer different collections.
When will they be mature enough to produce fruit?
Ginger on Mar 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Elderberry plants will likely produce some flowers and resulting fruit the first year. The second year will be better and the third will have a prolific crop if growing conditions are ideal. My plants are located in a field which is a bit dry. I have watered them religiously, but wish I had another wetter spot available.
What variety of plants are sent in elderberry collection?
Jon F on Apr 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Johns and Adams is what I got in 2018. Very very fast growing and I???ve gotten a ton of berries from them! I had to trim it way down it was growing so fast. They are sprouting new canes all over.
which elderberry varieties produce the biggest blossoms?
Gary S on Sep 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I can't say that one blossom is bigger than another however, you can have
better and bigger displays by keeping the plants well pruned and fertilized.
do elderberry bushes need full sun?
june bug on Feb 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will get more/bigger berries with full sun, but they can tolerate afternoon shade, and actually prefer a little of it in climates with hot summers.
I have two varieties of elderberry that I purchased from Stark Bros in 2015. One is doing great and the other is nice and and tall - bot no flowers at all. Am I being impatient there are lots of flowers all over the other one?
Dave V on Jul 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I purchased York and Nova, the Yorks have bloomed earlier than the Novas by 3 weeks. It took them 4 years to really get established and produce equal amounts of blossoms. The Novas seem to develope a little slower and later overall.
What is the best elderberry producer?
Debbie on Jun 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I can't answer that yet because my plants just began flowering this year; regardless, don't buy bareroot. Elderberry canes can be stuck in the ground and root just like willow. I planted 10 this year for 20$. Eight made it. They are now the same size as the elderberry I bought from stark bareroot last spring.
How tall do elderberry plants grow and are there any pictures available of the mature plant?
Leaper on Mar 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The have seen the plant stretch nearly 10'. Pruning is required to keep them in shape.
Are your elderberry plants non go and organic?
Linda A on Mar 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Stark Bro???s does not knowingly grow or offer genetically engineered plants or trees. We either graft our trees or grow them from cuttings.
Do you need to plant in moist area?
Marge on Dec 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Elderberries prefer moist, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5, but these adaptable plants can perform in many types of soils. Give them full to part sun. Add good organic matter to the hole when you plant, and feed with 10-10-10 fertilize or compost each year in early spring.
do they send out shoots?
MARSHA G on Nov 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will send out shoots.
Will elderberry grow in northern us?
Thea R on Oct 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you enter your ZIP code at the following link and we'll be able to display the popular products that are available and rated for your location: // Also look for check marked varieties as you shop to ensure compatibility with your zone. If you have more questions regarding zone compatibility, please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and they would be glad to help.

If you type your zip code into the box in the "Zone Compatability" section above, a checkmark will appear if the product on this page will grow well in your location.
The Adams one of these two plants does not appear to be flushing. It only had a couple of inches of root unlike the other one. The Johns has about three inches of growth on it now. What do I need to do to get a replacement?
Bluedanube on Apr 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. I'm sorry to hear about your tree. Please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and we'll be happy to assist you with a one-time replacement or refund if purchased within the last year.
Hi, do you have a phone number to call and order?
Betty O on Mar 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. You can either place your order via the website or call our customer service at 800-325-4180 and we would be happy to place an order for you.
What quantity and when would these produce edible berries if planted in late October 2019?
David H on Oct 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi David, Our young plants take around 2-3 years to become established before producing any berries. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!
How long before elderberry plants start producing fruit?
Kathy B on Jul 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Most varieties start producing in 2-3 years.
hi do you have a collection that has all of the different elderberry plants and if so $$ ????
john b on Apr 11, 2020

Customer Reviews

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york and adams
the plants i received were bare root and really didnt look like much. but i planted them when i was supposed to and gave them as much love as i could. We here in the northeast had a harsh winter . winds , snow, rain, some in the same day. days of 60 degrees followed by days of 25. My plants are healthy and doing well. Im more than pleased.
May 21, 2016
over 6 years ago
Elderberry combo
The elderberry bushes I purchases looked really healthyvwhen they arrived. Once in the ground they thrived so well and even had blossoms the first year. Now in the second year they are over 6 feet tall and so healthy. A definitely great purchase fir a great price. 5 stars from me
May 22, 2016
over 5 years ago
Stark elderberry plant collection in Ohio
I planted 2 elderberry plants last fall. They just took off after planting! They seemed to have a love for life. I would recommend Stark's elderberry collection to everyone. These Stark brothers really know what they are doing.
May 24, 2016
over 5 years ago
Elderberry plant collection
The plants I ordered arrived in good condition. They survived the winter and this spring 3 of the 4 are growing well. The 4th is tiny and will probably eventually do fine but my cat laid on it, chewed it and then dug it up shortly after it was originally planted so time will tell! I would do business with Stark Nursery again.
May 18, 2016
over 6 years ago
Elderberry collection is a winner. I
Two year old plants healthy and loaded with berries. Virtually care free. Will be planting additional collection spring of 2017. Located south of overland park, ks.
September 8, 2016
over 5 years ago
Wonderful Elderberry Plants
I am quite pleased with the elderberry plants and they are really growing! Can't wait to have berries! I did receive one plant that didn't put on any leaves and when I called the company I was sent a replacement immediately! Will definitely come back to Stark Bros when I have other plant needs.
May 19, 2016
over 5 years ago
hardy plants
I live in an area where moose forage for anything remotely green and did not think my elderberries would come back this spring, but they came back with a vengeance! excellent plants.
on shipment they were packed well and full of moisture on arrival, planted, then rethought placement and transplanted successfully. highly recommend.
May 11, 2016
over 5 years ago
Elderberry plants are great
My plants are going into their second year and are doing great. They weathered the winter here in Zone 7 and are bigger and hardier than ever. Hopefully I will beat the birds to the berries this year! Would recommend this collection to anyone.
May 12, 2016
over 5 years ago
Hearty and Productive
I harvested three quarts last summer and now have 5 gallons of wine aging in my cellar!
May 6, 2016
over 7 years ago
Great Plants
These are great plants, been in the ground now for over a year and they are growing great. There was some stress on one of the plants but it has come out of it and looking great. Shipping is fast and reasonable have bought again. Thanks
May 13, 2016
over 5 years ago