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Sambucus nigra: European Elder Seeds

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Product Overview

Zones: 5 to 6
Mature Height: 20 feet
Mature Spread: 15 feet

The European Elder has strong-scented yellow-white flowers borne in 5-inch flat clusters with 1/4-inch shiny black fruit. A large shrub with a gentle rounded form. A great tree to plant near water or elsewhere in the garden. Grows in Europe and North America.

When choosing a location, keep in mind that the European Elder has a fast growth rate. It grows up to 20 feet in height and 15 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 5 to 6. Full sun and wet soil. Can be planted near water.

How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: Warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 150 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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