Discovered growing wild in Italy, this unique European Elderberry is one of the best we have tasted. Sambuco™ Elderberry bears abundant crops of very flavorful, sweet and juicy, jet-black berries, which are great for fresh eating and make delicious preserves and juice. An attractive, easy to grow, compact shrub, it is also prized for its striking display of profuse, white flower in early spring.
Excellent when made into Elderberry Syrup!
Latin Name: Sambucus nigra
Site and Soil: Elderberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for heavier crops.
Hardiness: Frost hardy to minus 25 ° F.
Bearing Age: 2 -3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20-30 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: European Elderberry is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 4-8