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American Black Elderberry Seeds (Sambucus canadensis) - Zone 3-4 - 200+ Seeds

American Black Elderberry Seeds (Sambucus canadensis) - Zone 3-4 - 200+ Seeds

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American Black Elderberry, known as Sambucus canadensis, is a deciduous, somewhat sprawling, suckering shrub native to North America. It typically grows to 5-12 feet tall and wide, thriving in full sun to part shade. The plant prefers medium to wet, well-drained soils and tolerates a wide range of soil types, including clay soil. It's often found in streambanks, moist woodlands, and along roadsides.

In June to July, American Black Elderberry produces tiny, lemon-scented white flowers in large, flat-topped clusters, which are followed by clusters of black elderberry fruits in late summer. The fruits are edible when cooked and are commonly used in jams, jellies, pie fillings, and elderberry wine. They are also attractive to wildlife. The plant is known for its showy, fragrant flowers and its ability to attract birds and butterflies.

Due to its suckering habit, the plant can spread to form colonies. It can be pruned to maintain shape and size, and it's recommended to prune out dead or weakened stems or shorten one-year stems.

Cold Hardiness Zone: 3-4
Seed Source: TN, USA (Zone 6a - 8a)
Stratification: 2 months warm followed by 3-4 months cold
Scarification: Soak 24 hours



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