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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone - Zones 3-10
Blooming Season - Spring and Summer
Bloom Color - Blue or purple, with white flowers
Height at Maturity - 20 feet
Soil type - Moist soil, although dry, can be acceptable
Sun or Shade - Sun, either in whole or partially exposed
An elderberry tree is one of the many popular plants found in the wild and grown in gardens.
Elderberry trees are also known as "Sambucus" and come in many different types, such as American Elderberry, Black Elderberry, or Red Elderberry.
The tree can live from anywhere between twenty-five to fifty years in a healthy environment. It generally grows in planting zones four through seven and blooms in the spring and the summer months white flowers that grow blue and purple berries. The Elderberry can grow up to twenty feet tall, although some variations can only grow up to two feet tall as a shrub.
Elderberry trees can grow best in any moist soil that drains well and is slightly acidic; however, they can also live in dry soil and tolerate alkaline soil.
The tree also grows best with total sun exposure, although it can live in some shade, such as open forests and woodland areas. In addition to these areas, Elderberry can also be found growing on canyon slopes, cliff bases, and along the sides of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. As far as range goes, the elderberry tree can be found north as southern Canada, all across the United States, and as far south as northern Mexico. The tree leaves have serrated edges on them that will bloom into small, white flowers with four or five petals when the spring arrives.