American Elder, sambucus canadensis

American Elder, sambucus canadensis
Item# DA-americanelder
$1.75
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Product Description

Inventory as of Jan 10, 2016: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - %; Where Harvested (location) -

The American Elder is a shrub reaching heights of 6 to 10 feet. It's light gray, numberous stems are generally smooth and the younger ones containing a large white pith. The leaves are large and consist of 5 to 11 leaflets about 2 to 5 inches in length borne on short stalks. About June or July the flat-topped, fragrant clusters appear composed or numberous, 5-lobed, wheel-shaped, creamy-white flowers. The clusters of edible fruits (when cooked) which follow are black or a very dark purple, small, round, shiny, and juicy. Some other names of the American Elder are Sweet Elder, Sambucus, Elder Flowers, Elder Blows, Black Elder, Elderberry, Common Elder, and Rob Elder. The American Elder is also a native American shrub. It produces an edible fruit that can be used in wines, jellies and pies. The American Elder can reach 6-12 feet in height. It's cold hardy to zone 4.

Planting instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 24 hours. Stratification: Cold stratify for 150 days. Seeds may germinate during stratification. Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, press seed into the soil, cover seed, keep moist. Can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.