Enjoy Nova American Elderberry for its beautiful show of flowers in the spring and harvest abundant, sweet and tasty berries in August! Nova’s almost black berries are good for wine, pies and jelly.
Latin Name: Sambucus canadensis
Site and Soil: American Elderberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with York for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: American Elderberry is hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2 -3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Elderberries are not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-7, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-45