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Elderberry

1 Plant

Availability: In stock

$11.50

Details

Very easy to grow and versatile large bush or small tree producing delicate white flowers that become black berries with an abundance of juice. These berries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants.

Elderberries can be used dried, juiced or cooked. They have a bitter taste when uncooked and should not be used in its raw state. The elderberry plant is quite adaptable to Australian conditions and will grow in most soil types, including wet soils. This plant likes full sun, but is happy to grow in part shade as well. After flowering, the fruits appear in late Summer and the stems may droop under the weight of hundreds of small berries. Choose your position carefully, as this multistemmed plant suckers upwards and spreads. For this reason you may choose to grow it in a pot, or use a root barrier in the garden.

How To Grow

The elderberry plant is quite adaptable to Australian conditions and will grow in most soil types, including wet soils. This plant likes full sun, but is happy to grow in part shade as well.

Cover roots 3-4m apart in full sun. Choose your position carefully, as this multistemmed plant suckers upwards and spreads. For this reason you may choose to grow it in a pot, or use a root barrier in the garden.

Feed plants with a complete fertilizer as fruit is forming.

When To Plant

Winter to early Spring

Harvest

Summer/Autumn

Sow

Spring, Winter

Important Note

Our bulbs are seasonally available at leading garden retailers nationwide. Spring flowering varieties are in peak season February to June, and Summer flowering varieties and produce from June to September. Please contact your nearest garden retailer for availability.

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Tasmania, Western Australia

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