Elderberries are touted for a variety of health benefits, mostly how they will boost the immune system and with all the flu varieties going around, who doesn’t want their immune system boosted.
I ordered bare root plants in February, 2018 and they arrived on February 24.
This is what they looked like on March 24 – exactly one month later.
I’m still amazed at how quickly they grew. By June, we had elderberries.
As they say, the rest is history. They’ve done so well and produced in 2018 and 2019. By 2019, the birds found them and I think they got more elderberries than I did. This year we’re going to put netting or something over them.
We’ve cut the elderberries back – really just trimmed up some of the ones that were getting a bit too bushy and cut back some of the older wood. That is also supposed to be good for rooting new trees so today I put some of the more woody cuttings in pots. That’s 10 cuttings. If all 10 survive, that will double my elderberry plants. I hope all 10 survive.
Some of the smaller cuttings, I put in zippered plastic bags, with spaghnum moss.
There are three bags, each with about 6 or 7 cuttings. If they root, I’ll give those to friends who have requested cuttings. Sharing the love . . or the elderberries! 🙂