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Elderberry, Collection

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Prized for making preserves, pastries and flavoring wine.

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Elderberry is very ornamental with beautiful foliage and large, delicate clusters of tiny white flowers in early summer. It has been used in folk remedies for centuries, and the purple-black berries are good for preserves, flavoring wine and additions to pastries. The berries ripen in late summer and are high in vitamin C and many other components. Shrubs are often good additions to the full sun border, easy to grow and develop a full canopy. This collection includes two varieties, Adams and York, both of which are needed for cross-pollination and good fruit set. CAUTION: Only the ripe berries are edible. The seeds, bark, leaves, flowers and unripened fruit of elderberries contain toxic alkaloids.
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Item #: 22218C
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

72-120 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

84-96 inches

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.


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    First Date: Mar-28 - Last Date: May-16
    First Date: Sep-17 - Last Date: Oct-29
Full Sun
72-120 inches
84-96 inches
Life Cycle
Growth Habit
Food Use
Edible Fruit, Pie, Sauce
Ornamental Use
Elderberry, Collection is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Neither grew I purchased one set of plants and I planted according to instructions. Neither plant grew... no engorged buds... nothing. Disappointing, but based off of the reviews it doesn’t seem unusual for this particular plant.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from York & Adam Elderberry I purchased two sets of the Adam & York Elderberry. I had the areas already prepared and was able to plant them within 24 hours of receiving the plants. Of the four plants, only one York sprouted and is growing as expected. Very disappointed. Of course I won't have any berries without an Adam Elderberry plant. All four plants had the same conditions of soil, sun, watering. Not sure if I am going to purchase more plants next spring.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Elderberry Collection Generally please - I purchased 2 Elderberry Collections was disappointed that 1 of the Elderberry's never took root 1 is doing awesome - 2 others are doing well
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As expected The plants arrived on time for planting and well packed. They are growing well. I'm looking forward to good harvests in the future
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ederberries! Excellent plants, healthy, packaged very well, and shipped safely! Both are growing beautifully and are very good looking plants! This is why I order from Burpees!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful plants! These came as bare root plants and within a few days they were leafing out and growing so quickly! I can't wait to see them in full bloom!
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Plants! When I opened the package this season I was skeptical these sticks would do anything. I planted them in big pots and they started greening up and growing leaves within a week. Now they are outside, flowering with the sweetest smelling flower I have ever smelled. An added bonus I had not expected: They have already attracted tons of lady bugs and lace wings to the yard. Its only been a couple months and the bushes are already 3 feet tall. I am so excited for what is to come with these super easy to care for bushes!
Date published: 2015-06-03
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