- Minimum Purchase:
- 100 units
- Elderberry Live Stakes are a beautiful ornamental tree that is known for its extreme beauty. This small tree is known to grow around twenty feet high and have a spread of up to twenty feet.
Elderberry Live Stakes is a lovely addition to any landscape
Elderberry Live Stakes tend to be more Bush-like than tree-like.
It has smooth, grey bark. The plant later produces berries that can be used in jams, jellies, pies, etc. The berries from the elderberry trees are even used in making wines and syrups, as well as a form of soft drink that is sold in some countries. These berries are highly nutritious and are eaten by many types of animals. The berries come in large clusters that can weigh down the limbs of the tree. This plant is a native bush that can be found growing in many parts of North America as well as Eurasia. This plant prefers moist, well-drained soils to live in and can occasionally be found near swamps. The berries must be cooked before eaten as they can be toxic and can hurt you seriously. The berries are a dark purple color.
The berries from Elderberry Live Stakes have often been used in medicinal remedies to treat cold and flu symptoms. The flowers from the Elderberry Live Stakes come in bunches and are star usually shaped. Birds will often time feed upon the buds, often stripping whole bushes of berries. The Elderberry bush or tree has a long history of being a beneficial and useful addition to any garden. A flowering plant, it will grow 12 to 14 feet in height and spreads 6 to 8 feet. If you are looking to have fruit yield from this bush, consider planting two together to encourage pollination and produce more fruit. The leaves are a lovely bright green and the tree produces dark purple, almost black berries. Large, white bloom clusters will appear in the early spring then become ripe berries in late August or September.
The plant enjoys full sun to partial shade and will tolerate almost any soil, though it prefers moist and well-drained. This tree grows best in Hardy Zones 3-9 and a well-kept tree can be expected to produce fruit for 30-40 years. Elderberries and elderflower are fast becoming popular flavors for everything from wine to jelly to sodas. The extract is used medicinally in many cultures. Please be aware there is a small level of toxicity in uncooked and unripe berries. This hearty American native plant does not need to be pruned to produce a nice-sized crop for the backyard grower.
Climate Zone: 3 to 9
Mature Height: 10 to 20 Feet
Mature Width: 10 to 20 Feet
Sunlight: Prefers Full Sunlight to Full Shade
Soil Conditions: Prefers Rich Moist Well-Drained Soils
Elderberry Live Stakes Ships As: Bareroot Plant