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Sambucus caerulea

Blue Elderberry

In Stock: 2.673 lb (Total:2.673lb)
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2.67 lb

Details

Germination:
83%
Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
199,683
Quantity:
2.67 lb
Collected in:
Idaho
Crop year:
2023
Min. hardiness zone:
5
Item ID:
1834389

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 90 days
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification.|if water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required 

Looking for a shrub or small tree that can add natural beauty to your garden while also providing delicious treats? Look no further than the Sambucus caerulea Blue Elderberry! Native to the Pacific Northwest, this deciduous shrub grows up to 3 meters tall and boasts bright green compound leaves and lovely yellow-white flowers in 4-6" flat-topped clusters. And when the flowers are done blooming, get ready for a bounty of dark blue-black berries which can be used to make jelly, pie, and wine. But the benefits don't stop there - a decoction of the leaves can help repel caterpillars while dried flower stems can ward off insects and rodents. Plus, this versatile plant can grow in a variety of soil types and lighting conditions, making it easier to fit into any garden setting. Hardy to zone 5 and tolerating strong winds and atmospheric pollution, the Sambucus caerulea Blue Elderberry is the perfect addition to your landscape.

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