Try our newsletter for optimistic innovations, seasonal recipes, strong communities and the smartest ways to lead a sustainable lifestyle. If you don't need to control elderberry size, the main reason to prune is to remove old stems, which makes your elderberry shrubs appear healthy and dense. That, though, as noted above, can have its own drawbacks! The plant gets its name from its branching habit, which resemble deer antlers. The intricate branches of the panicle are narrowly grooved along their upper surfaces and convexly shaped below; they are initially light green, but later become bright reddish purple when the drupes become mature. The red berries are tasty and useful for pies, jellies and even in making wine.
Apple Tree Photo Gallery. It is believed this substance originates from the stems of the berries, but this author has encountered it when no stems were present. Space the elderberry cultivars less than 60 feet apart. Young shoots are light green. Other important species include the Blue Elder S. Do you know anything about gardening? Birds love the berries and they are also often used in cooking and preserves see sidebar note on toxicity of Sambucus.
Common Elderberry (Sambucus nigra canadensis)
Full size the photo, just click on beach image. Flowers in sprays of white, followed by clusters of berries that are attractive to birds, and edible to humans when cooked. Add activated yeast in a starter solution. The jury, however, is still out on this theory. Culture One-year-old, bare-root seedlings 18 to 24 inches tall are used in plantings.
Elderberry Tree Pictures
Description: In wet years, powdery mildew can be a problem. Pests Generally there are few disease or insect problems with this plant. The Dreaded Goo Additionally, some but not all elderberries may emit a greenish substance during fermentation. Bird netting can keep the loss of berries to a minimum.