Where To Buy Elderberry Bush - Knowledgebase Question

Ransomville, NY
Question by westby
March 5, 2000
Where I grew up we had many wild Elderberry bushes growing in our neighborhood and used the berries to make pies and jam. I would like to plant my own Elderberry bushes in NY, but I can't seem to find a mail-order nursery that sells them. Do you have any suggestions? What species do I need to purchase to produce the dark (almost black) fruit?

Answer from NGA
March 5, 2000


Raintree Nursery http://www.raintreenursery.com... offers several named varieties of elderberry. "Johns" has dark purple to black berries and may be similar to what you remember.

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