Scotia Elderberry

$22.95

Scotia Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) is a hardy variety, known for its bountiful production of dark, juicy berries. These fruits are rich in antioxidants and perfect for culinary and medicinal uses. The plant’s beautiful blossoms and vibrant green leaves make it a delightful addition to gardens, promising both taste and visual appeal.

6-12″ Bareroot

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-9
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 6-12′ tall, 6-12′ wide
Plant Spacing: 6-12′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-stemmed
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: June-July
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 0.25″
Berry Flavor: Sweet, tart
Berry Color and Appearance Dark purple, glossy
Harvest Time: August-September
Yield & Storage: High, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 2-3

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Cytospora Canker (Cytospora spp.): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe sambuci): Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Verticillium Wilt (Verticillium spp.): Moderately Resistant
Elderberry Borer (Desmocerus palliatus): Moderately Resistant
Aphids (Aphidoidea): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, multi-stemmed
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow-green
Lifespan: 30-50 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern North America
Nitrogen Fixing: No