Black Elderberry (Brockton, MA)

Looking for Black Elderberry plants in or around the Brockton, Massachusetts area? We have a limited quantity available on a seasonal basis.

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Black Elderberry (Brockton, MA)

Black Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) is a flowering, drought-tolerant shrub that produces fruit that is used for various purposes after cooking.

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Black Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) can grow up to 20 feet tall, and survives up to Zone 3 (-40 degrees Fahrenheit or -40 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows 8 to 20 feet tall and wide, so it can make a good hedge for a dry spot in your yard. It likes full sun, but tolerates partial shade.

The shrub is hardy in Zones 3 to 9, so it can tolerate temperatures down to -40 Fahrenheit/-40 Celsius.

Can You Eat Black Elderberry?

Black Elderberry is a flowering shrub that produces black berries. These berries are edible after cooking, and you can use them to make wine, pie, jelly, jam, and purple dye.

Remember that you have to cook elderberry fruit before eating it! Also, the roots, twigs, and leaves are all toxic.

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You need to cook black elderberries before eating them!

Black Elderberry Soil Requirements

Black Elderberry prefers somewhat to lightly acidic soil (pH of 5.5 to 6.5). You can add elemental sulfur to your soil to lower the pH (make it more acidic).

Avoid sandy spots when planting black elderberry.

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Don’t plant black elderberry in sandy soil, or in a spot with high soil pH.

Please email with the subject line “Black Elderberry” to join our waiting list and get notifications when Black Elderberry plants are in-season and available for sale.