Elderberry – Bob Gordon

$18.99

The Bob Gordon American Elderberry was identified and collected from the wild by Robert Gordon, Charlotte Cooper, and Andrew Thomas near Osceola, MO, on September 29, 1999. The berries are dark purple, ripen uniformly in the cymes, and are resistant to shattering.

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Description

The Bob Gordon American Elderberry was identified and collected from the wild by Robert Gordon, Charlotte Cooper, and Andrew Thomas near Osceola, MO, on September 29, 1999. The berries are dark purple, ripen uniformly in the cymes, and are resistant to shattering.

American Elderberry, which is native to Ontario, has large clusters of fragrant, white flowers that appear in spring which are followed by clusters of large, dark, purple to black berries in late summer to fall. Fruit can be harvested for making elderberry wine and jam, or left on the plant to provide seasonal forage for wildlife. Grow it as a shrub, or cut it back each year and use it as a bold perennial. Elderberries especially love ‘wet-feet’, and can produce fruit in shady condition.

Latin Name: Sambucus canadensis
Site and Soil: American Elderberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with at least one other variety for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Zone 3.
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: 3-9

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