Emerald Lace ™ European Elderberry, also known as Fern-leaf Elder, this attractive variety will be one of the pleasures of your summer garden. If you grow it in partial shade, its elegant and finely cut foliage will be even larger and more striking. The spectacular, large flower heads of Emerald Lace™ are followed by abundant and tasty, shiny black berries.
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 25° F.
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