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Common Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) berries are small, purple-black color, and have a pleasant taste. The berries ripen in late July through September. The juice is often used for making wines, jelly, and syrup. Two year old shoots will produce fruit, which persists into early fall. Plant multiple shrubs for best results for fruiting. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Fruit is eaten by wildlife. Also used to make elderberry syrup. This is a potted plant that is 2-3' tall. Best to buy 2 for pollination. 


Buy the shrub mix for more diversity. It includes 2 elderberry, 1 buttonbush, and 1 nannyberry.


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