American native Black Elderberry cuttings from this year 2023. Ready to plant in spring.
Disease-free, high-yielding, and loves water.
Attracts pollinators and one of the best shrubs for wildlife
Elder has shallow roots so they need regular weed control and watering for the first year while they get established. Space about 3 to 6' apart.
This is the native Sambucas Canadensis, local to Wisconsin. This elder will take off better than any others in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan or in low-lying wet areas especially "Zone 3, 4 and 5". These are itching to grow and start fruiting by the second year.
These elder fruits are semi-determinately, meaning the flowers will turn to fruit mostly at once together, generally mid to late summer.
Cuttings were taken from plants in the picture above. They can reach 6-12' tall and require heavy pruning after the second year to help produce a prolific crop.
We begin shipping in March. It takes about 3-4 weeks before they generate roots. when you receive the cuttings in the mail, keep cuttings in wet paper towel in the fridge. Then, about 3-4 weeks before planting take them out of the fridge and place the cut end of the cutting in water about a third to halfway up the stem until ready to plant.
NOTE- the cuttings will come with more detailed directions.