Elderberry, Adams (Sambucus canadensis 'Adams') Plants

  • $ 19.65

3.25" deep pot

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9

Large clusters of fragrant, white flowers appear in spring and are followed by clusters of large, dark, purple to black berries in late summer to fall. Fruit can be harvested for making elderberry wine and jam, or left on the plant to provide seasonal forage for wildlife. Grow it as a shrub, or cut it back each year and use it as a bold perennial.

The fruits are very large, also borne on large clusters up to six inches diameter. Adams compliments Wild Elderberry in pollination. Choose our wild elderberry plant for pollination and more berries!  The fruits ripen late in the season and can be harvested over a four week season. Stems grow to eight feet and are well branched. 

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Water weekly or more in extreme drought

5'x10' high at maturity - Space 10' apart

Spring flowering. Fruit ripens July/August

Sun/Part Sun

Pest Resistance Excellent
Disease Resistance Excellent
Drought Tolerance Very Good
Heat Tolerance Very Good
Humidity Tolerance Very Good
Sun Tolerance Very Good
Wet Soil Tolerance Fair
Shade Tolerance Good
No Spray Excellent
Salt Tolerance Good
Fresh for Kids Poor
Deer Resistance Good
Thorns No
Plant Type Shrub
Soil Type Adaptable
Edible Type Fruit
Self Fertile No