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Bob Gordon Elderberry

  • SKU: 76372
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$29.99
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Bob Gordon Elderberry

Description
Huge flower heads—up to 12" across—produce high yields of small, sweet, dark purple fruit in the late-summer months. To get the best flavor, let the fruit ripen on the shrub before picking. During harvest, prune off the entire fruit cluster and strip the berries into a large bowl or bucket. Keep berries refrigerated—they do not keep well at room temperature—and process them as soon as possible. A great variety for jams, wine or eating fresh. An excellent source of vitamin C, too! Attractive, deer-resistant plant is upright and rounded, and can easily be pruned as a shrub or tree. Bears fruit in 2-3 years. Grows 5-8' tall with an equal spread. Choose a full-sun to part-shade site with consistently moist soil. Tolerant of most soil types. Two varieties needed for pollination. Zones 4-8.
Product Details
  • FormUpright and rounded.
  • LightMorning Sun/ Afternoon Shade
  • Height5 - 8 feet
  • Spread5 - 8 feet
  • Spacing5 - 8 feet
  • Zones4 - 8
  • FoliageGlossy green foliage.
  • Flower FormHuge flower heads-up to 12 inches across.
  • FruitSmall, sweet, dark purple fruit.
  • Soil RequirementsFertile, moist soil, prefers a pH between 5.5-6.5
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • PruningCan easily be pruned as a shrub or tree. Will fruit second year and those canes should be removed late that fall and every fall thereafter, cut out the fruiting canes. The growth habit makes it easy to prune and maintain a nice bush.
  • Pollinator'Wyldewood' needs to be cross-pollinated and we recommend 'Bob Gordon' or 'York'.
  • Comments'Wyldewood' is a new American Elderberry hybrid with high yields and superior fruit production from its immense flower heads that often reach up to 12 inches across.
  • YieldHigh yields.
  • Botanical NameSambucus canadensis 'Wyldewood'
  • DepthDig a hole large enough to spread the roots without bending them. Plant at the same depth as in the nursery. The previous soil line should be evident.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2019 Shipping Schedule for Plants
Zones Annual Vegetable Plants  Potatoes  Sweet Potatoes
1A-4A 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
4B 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/25/19 - 6/14/19 5/20/19 - 6/7/19
5A 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 5/13/19 - 6/7/19
5B 5/13/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6A 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
6B 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 3/4/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7A 4/22/19 - 5/31/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
7B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/25/19 - 6/14/19 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/18/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/22/19 - 6/7/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 5/31/19 2/11/19 - 6/14/19 4/15/19 - 6/7/19
Last Order Date 5/27/2019 6/10/2019 6/3/2019
Zones Onion Plants  Fruit Trees Bareroot Roses
1A-4A 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
4B 4/1/19 - 5/10/19 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
5A 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/18/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 5/31/19
5B 3/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/18/19 - 5/31/19
6A 3/4/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
6B 2/25/19 - 5/10/19 3/4/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
7A 2/18/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
7B 2/11/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
8A & B 1/28/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 2/18/19 - 5/31/19
9A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
10A & B 1/7/19 - 5/10/19 2/11/19 - 6/7/19 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
Last Order Date 5/6/2019 6/4/2019 5/27/2019
Zones Tropicals & Houseplants Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
4B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
10A & B 4/1/19 - 6/7/19 2/11/19 - 6/21/19 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date 6/3/2019 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19
1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

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