Allesso European Elderberry
Allesso European Elderberry is a popular and very productive variety being planted in many countries for fruit production. With dark green foliage and large clusters of creamy white flowers, Allesso European Elderberry is also a fine ornamental shrub.
With abundant large clusters of white or pink flowers followed by jet black berries on red stems, these attractive and easy-to-grow large shrubs are very popular in European gardens and the fruit is used to make juice, wine, and preserves. We offer selected fruiting varieties of this valuable species as well as many ornamental varieties, which also bear edible fruit. European Elderberries are hardy to minus 25 degrees F., USDA Zone 4, and self-fertile.
Latin Name: Sambucus nigra
Site and Soil: Elderberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: European Elderberries are partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for heavier crops.
Hardiness: European Elderberries are hardy to minus 25F.
Bearing Age: 2 -3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 40-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: European Elderberry is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-7, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34, 39