Berry - Elderberry

Sambucus Nigra

A bundle of fruits picked from an Elderberry bush.

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A small deciduous shrub whose berries are used to make elderberry wine. Elderberry plants are also grown as ornamental plants in the garden and are frost tolerant. Full sun and a well drained humus rich soil will provide the best results. A deciduous suckering shrub growing 3m or more. The berries and flowers are edible, but other parts of the plant are poisonous, containing toxic calcium oxalate crystals.

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Specifications of Berry - Elderberry

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Berry - Elderberry Reviews & Tips

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★★★ 4y ago

OCEAN VIEW, QLD, Australia

looks nice, beautiful flower, many parts edible or usable in the kitchen, healthy and cares for itself.

★★★ 6y ago


Going to make elderflower wine/cordial etc in the future

★★★★ 10y ago

Cringila, NSW, Australia

UPDATE 2012: Growing like crazy, lots of flowers, maybe some berries this yearUsing as a privacy plant because not much more room for evergreens.  Recently into ground, had been going happily in pot, nothing really to report.Will be fun to make cham...

★★★★★ 11y ago

Kadina, SA, Australia

do anyone have these for sale

★★★ 12y ago

WALLARAH, NSW, Australia

Update after 727 days: Man, these are very fast growers.  Obtained a large cutting from a job I was doing. In a matter of weeks it's got a full head of leaves and is throwing out heaps of suckers. Don't know if they are worth the space yet. Apparently...

★★★ 12y ago

Highfields, QLD, Australia

Elderberry is useful for medicinal properties and I'd like to be able to use it for cordials, wine and in cooking.

★★ 12y ago

Innaloo, WA, Australia

Not sure which species.Sambucus (elder or elderberry) is a genus of between 5 and 30 species of shrubs or small trees in the moschatel family, Adoxaceae. It was formerly placed in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae, but was reclassified due to gene...

★★★★★ 12y ago

Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

easy to grow, will take off if left to it's own devices. elderflowers are used in cosmetics, dipped in batter and fried, the berries make a tart jam and also a nice elderberry wine.

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