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Sambucus caerulea: Blue Elderberry Seeds

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Product Overview

Zones: 5 to 7
Mature Height: 20 feet
Mature Spread: 20 feet

The Blue Elderberry has dark blue fruit that appear pale blue due to the white waxy substance that covers them. The sweet fruits attract birds. Its yellow-white flowers are borne in flat clusters. This tree has grayish brown to black bark and smooth, dark green leaves. A very beautiful small tree or upright shrub.

When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Blue Elderberry has a fairly rapid growth rate. It grows up to 20 feet in height and 20 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 5 to 7. Prefers full sun to part shade. Will tolerate drought but needs well-drained, deep soil.

How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: Warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: Sow seed 1/4 inch deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed. Can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.

Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 60 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.

If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.


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