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Elderberry Mystery Cuttings

Elderberry Mystery Cuttings

Regular price $20.00 USD
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Wanted to grow elderberry but don't really care what variety you get? Maybe you are planting a wet spot, or filling in along the creek. Try our mystery #2 bundles! These are a bundle of 20 sticks for just $20! Or $1 each!! These cuttings don't meet our strict size standards, so might be smaller than a pencil or larger than 1/2" which we feel is the "premium" size.

No guarantee of variety or survivability. We've had plenty of success with this size cuttings, but they are outside of "industry standard" parameters.

Cut from the same bushes that our premium #1 cuttings come from, they are just the ends or bases of the branches. 

Quick Facts:

  • Latin Name: Sambucus canadensis
  • Common Names: American Elder, American Elderberry, Common Elderberry
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: Thrives in 3 to 9, showcasing a broad adaptability.
  • Mature Size: Can reach up to 12 feet in height and width, offering a commanding presence.
  • Growth Characteristics: Fast-growing with a penchant for moist, fertile locations.
  • Fruit and Flower Features: Produces showy clusters of creamy-white flowers, followed by edible purplish-black berries.
  • Culinary and Medicinal Uses: Berries are perfect for jams, wines, and syrups; flowers can be used in infusions and baking.

Growing Specifics:

  • Soil: Prefers humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH.
  • Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade, with a preference for sunny spots to maximize fruit production.
  • Watering: Requires consistent moisture, particularly in dry conditions, to support its lush growth.
  • Care: Minimal pruning needed; monitor for common pests like aphids and diseases such as powdery mildew.

Landscape Uses: The American Elderberry is ideal for creating naturalized borders, wildlife gardens, or as a standalone specimen. Its ability to thrive in a variety of conditions, including wet soil, makes it perfect for erosion control and riparian plantings.

Special Attributes: This elderberry variety is highly valued for its environmental contributions, attracting butterflies, pollinators, and serving as a food source for birds. It's resistant to deer, making it a great choice for rural and suburban gardens alike.

Embrace the beauty and bounty of the American Elderberry in your garden, and enjoy the myriad benefits it brings from season to season.

Non-GMO Commitment: At Growing Farmers and The Farm on Central, all our plants are guaranteed non-GMO and not genetically modified in any way, upholding natural breeding methods and promoting sustainable gardening and farming practices.

Growing method: Grown on our Coop farms using natural growing methods, no chemicals used.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Katherine Hosmer
Doing great

These arrived just when they said they would. I kept them in the fridge for a good month or so because I didn't have time to plant them. I finally planted them and over half have growth. I am very pleased. I haven't given up hope on the others yet.

Hey there, Katherine! Thank you for leaving a review for our Elderberry Mystery Cuttings! We're thrilled to hear that they arrived on time and that you were able to successfully plant them. It's great to know that over half of them already have growth already. We're rooting for the rest to catch up soon! Happy gardening!

Belinda Jennette

Arrived quickly and were very healthy. I planted them and they are doing well. Can’t wait to see how they continue growing. Better than I expected.

Hi there, Belinda! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We're thrilled to hear that your Elderberry Mystery Cuttings arrived quickly and are healthy. It's great to know that they're doing well after being planted. We're excited to see how they continue to grow for you. Happy gardening!

Thomas Lovell
Elderberry plants

Received the plants in just a couple days from ordering. Planted what looked like sticks in red solo cups and they are growing like crazy!! Can’t wait to get them in the ground Would definitely order again from company

Hi there, Thomas! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear that your elderberry cuttings arrived quickly and are flourishing in their new home. We hope they continue to grow beautifully in the ground. Thank you for choosing our company and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Happy gardening! :)

Phyllis Robinson
Elderberry Mystery Cuttings

They arrived in excellent condition and we have had 100% success rate with them.

Hi there, Phyllis! Thank you for your positive review on our Elderberry Mystery Cuttings! We are thrilled to hear that they arrived in excellent condition and that you have had a 100% success rate with all 20 of them. We strive to provide high-quality products and we are happy to know that we have met your expectations. Happy gardening!