The elderberry genus has been in the spotlight quite a bit lately for its medicinal value at helping to stave off sickness. And it’s no snake oil either, as science has proven most of the traditional claims are indeed true. In fact, many medical doctors will recommend the use of...
The elderberry genus has been in the spotlight quite a bit lately for its medicinal value at helping to stave off sickness. And it’s no snake oil either, as science has proven most of the traditional claims are indeed true. In fact, many medical doctors will recommend the use of elderberry to shorten the duration of colds and flu’s. Their makeup consists of lots of healthy, but hard to pronounce and spell components that we know are good for us such as: antioxidants, anthocyanins, and flavonols. They are also high in vitamin C, potassium, and phosphorus. All parts of the plant can be utilized, but the berries and the flowers seem to be the most important and most widely used. For full disclosure, there are a few negative side effects that can happen with the use of elderberry, so do your diligence and read up on it before making any syrups or concoctions prior to consumption.
We are very interested in the human use aspect of this plant, and intend on us and our customer friends using this plant at home, however, our passion is wildlife first and foremost. Elderberry (especially the more wild type grown from seed that we offer) is a fantastic plant for everything from beneficial insects to whitetail deer and humans. The blooms are usually covered in bees and other beneficial insects and have a fantastic odor. The foliage is a top food choice by deer and other critters. And the berries don’t last very long once the birds discover them. There are clonal selections that have berries that ripen more evenly and slightly easier to process than the wild types, but the wild types are by far better for wildlife and pollinators. This perennial plant can reproduce from seed and cuttings.
Although it’s common to find elderberry plants growing on the side of the road along ditches, it much prefers deep, fertile, well drained soils and mulch. In order for them to branch out, a cage would be the best way to protect these instead of a tree protector.
4 - 9
5.0 - 7.0
Will live in many sites, most commonly found on sites with deep, fertile, well drained soils and mulch.
Fruit Maturity Date:
Harvest season generally occurs from mid-August to mid-September, depending upon your region and the cultivar.
Live plants and seedlings: Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our live plants and seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
Tree Protection and Supplies: Items are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. We do not ship tree protection items and supplies on Saturday or Sunday.
Native Seed and Forb Blends : Native Seed and Forb blends are custom blended and shipped via UPS from Kentucky please allow three days from the day the order is received until shipment. We do not ship Native Seeds and Forb Blends on Saturday or Sunday.
No Refund Policy:
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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