Description

A new variety that’s big on yield. Huge flower heads are a full 2” wider than existing varieties, producing foot-wide pompoms of wonderful, lemony blooms in June. Blessedly forgiving of poor soils, and extremely cold-hardy — even grows well in partial shade. Generous harvests of small, nearly-black, sweet drupes make delicious jams, jellies and wine, and are a great source of vitamin C. Some claim elderberries also have anti-viral properties. Allow fruit to ripen on the bush, then snip the whole cyme, strip the berries into a bowl and keep refrigerated. Ripens in August. Deer-resistant. Best pollinators: Ranch or Bob Gordon.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Small
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 3 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 5 - 8' tall x 5 - 8' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 5 - 8' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

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

Learn all about how to grow elderberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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