Blue Elderberry is a unique and valuable Pacific Northwest native! An attractive, upright growing, ornamental and fruiting shrub that will decorate your yard with its very large clusters of creamy white, edible flowers followed by abundant crops of tasty, powder-blue berries. Use the flowers to make Elderberry fritters and the fruit to make delicious jam, wine, syrup or pie.
Latin Name: Sambucus caerulea
Site and Soil: Elderberry likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Elderberry is self-fertile
Hardiness: This Elderberry is hardy to minus 20ºF.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: May-June
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 40-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Blue Elderberry is not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 2-24, H1
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed