Considered Self Fertile, But Fruits Better With Bob Gordon Elderberry Bush as Pollinator
Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.
Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis

Florida Select Elderberry Bush

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Enhance your garden with the robust Florida Select Elderberry Bush, perfect for lush landscapes and abundant berry harvests. Order online now for gardening success.


Container Plant Container Friendly
Growing Zone 5A - 9B
Mature Height 6-10 FT
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Product Description

Florida Select Elderberry: Unleash the Secret to a Healthy Garden

About the Fruit

Embrace the robust vitality of the Florida Select Elderberry, a native marvel that offers a cornucopia of health benefits. These bountiful bushes produce clusters of dark purple berries that are renowned for their immune-boosting properties. Each berry is a treasure trove of antioxidants, vitamins, and flavors that make them perfect for syrups, jams, and wines. Invigorate your wellness routine with the natural goodness of elderberries straight from your garden.

What to Know About the Plant

The Florida Select Elderberry Bush is a resilient addition to any garden, flaunting its lush, green foliage that transitions to a golden hue in the fall. This deciduous bush stands out with its showy, white flower clusters that precede the nutrient-rich berries. It’s a low-maintenance plant that thrives in a variety of soil conditions and is drought-tolerant once established, simplifying your gardening endeavors. Reaching up to 6-8 feet in height, it’s a spectacular and practical choice for gardeners seeking both beauty and yield.

Harvest Season

The harvest season of the Florida Select Elderberry is a time of abundance, typically arriving in late summer to early fall. As the days grow shorter, your elderberry bush will be adorned with ripe, juicy berries ready for picking. This period not only signals a time for fruitful harvest but also adds an enchanting visual display to your garden as the berries dangle like jewels amidst the foliage.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Integrate the Florida Select Elderberry into your unique fruitscape™ to create an oasis of both health and beauty. This versatile plant serves not only as a source of nutritious berries but also as an attractive backdrop or natural privacy screen in your garden. Its dense foliage and flowering presence provide a habitat for beneficial pollinators, enriching the biodiversity of your fruitscape™. Imagine stepping outside to a garden that’s not only visually stunning but also brimming with the freshest, hand-picked elderberries.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we guarantee plants that are shipped 100% in pot, reflecting the assurance of an in-person purchase. Our superior packaging and straightforward shipping ensure your Florida Select Elderberry arrives in pristine condition. Trust in our family-owned and operated online nursery to deliver the local-friendly service and quality you deserve. Add the Florida Select Elderberry to your fruitscape™ today and savor the rewards of a vibrant, fruitful garden.

Cold Hardy(20°)-(15°)
Container PlantContainer Friendly
Growing Zone5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B
Mature Height6-10 FT
Mature Width5-6 FT
PollinatorConsider self fertile, but bears better when planting with another Florida Select or Bob Gordon Elderberry Bush
Spacing6 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Elderberry Bushes

Experience the delightful world of Fruitscaping™ with our Elderberry Bushes. With their lush foliage and generous harvests, Elderberries are a rewarding choice for any home gardener.

Elderberries are known to be highly adaptable, thriving in a wide range of soil conditions. They prefer well-draining, loamy or sandy soils. However, they are quite tolerant and can grow in heavier clay soils if they are well amended with organic matter. A layer of organic mulch around the base of the bush will help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and slowly feed the plant as it decomposes.

The clusters of dark purple berries produced by these plants are not just beautiful to behold, they’re also packed with nutritional benefits. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, elderberries are commonly used in making jams, jellies, pies, and wines. They’re also prized for their medicinal properties, often used in syrups and teas to boost immune health.

But the Elderberry bushes’ appeal isn’t just in their fruit. With their lush green foliage and lovely white flower clusters, they add aesthetic appeal to any landscape. They can serve as striking background plants, privacy screens, or even as the centerpiece of an edible landscape.

Elderberry bushes are versatile and easy to integrate with other fruiting plants. Consider pairing them with apple trees, raspberry bushes, or grapevines for a varied and fruitful garden. Whether grown in the ground or containers, Elderberry bushes add beauty and bounty to your garden.

The journey of Fruitscaping™ with Elderberry bushes is one of enjoyment and fulfillment – from planting and care, to the exciting harvest of your own nutrient-rich berries.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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