The Wyldewood Elderberry is native to the US and found growing wild in Oklahoma. The harvest season is two and three weeks later than other major cultivars. Wyldewood is known to be extremely vigorous and when the plants are grown in warmer climates or have a longer growing season, the plants can be mowed to the ground after dormancy as a method of pruning. The new primocane stems will yield fruits in the following year. Plants are productive with large cymes of fruit. Hardiness Zones 3-8.
Latin Name: Sambucus canadensis
Site and Soil: American Elderberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant Wyldewood Elderberry with with York or Nova for cross-pollination and larger crops.
Hardiness: American Elderberry is hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: up to 10 ft. in height
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Elderberries are not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 3-8