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Elderberry 'John's'

More About 'John's'

  • Sambucus canadensis 'John's'
  • Large clusters of medium-sized, sweet, purplish-black berries
  • Fruit is used for juices, jellies, jams, wine and pies
  • Ripens: August

Interesting Notes:

Elderberries are very high in vitamin C and often used in cold remedies.

Zone:

3

Height:

200-250 cm

Spread:

200-250 cm
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John's Elderberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Elderberries grow well in a medium moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Prune out weakened stems in early spring and cut to the ground every 2 years to encourage new, denser growth. Fruit production is increased when planted with another cultivar.  


'John's' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Fruit
Berries

 Suitable Substitutions for Elderberry 'John's'