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Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Seeds

Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Seeds

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A dramatic native shrub with arching branches covered with large flat-topped clusters of white flowers in summer followed by deep purple fruit. Bees are attracted to the flowers and stems provide overwintering habitat for pollinators' larvae. Birds and humans relish the fruits. 

Native to Maine: Yes

Growing conditions: Sun to part shade in medium to wet soil

Grows up to: 8-10'

Blooms: In summer

Pairs well with: Silky dogwood and winterberry holly in a mixed hedge

Natural habitat: Wet meadows, hedgerows, and roadsides.

Seeds per packet: 30 (moist-stratified)

Germination Code(s): E and F
Sow these seeds immediately upon receipt, outdoors in pots from November through February, and look for germination in the second spring. This species is challenging to grow, and a great species for more experienced seed-sowers.

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