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Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea - Blue Elderberry, Mexican Elderberry (Seed)

Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea - Blue Elderberry, Mexican Elderberry (Seed)

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  • Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea - Blue Elderberry, Mexican Elderberry (Seed)
    • Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea - Blue Elderberry, Mexican Elderberry (Seed)
    • Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea - Blue Elderberry, Mexican Elderberry (Seed)
    • Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea - Blue Elderberry, Mexican Elderberry (Seed)

    Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea - Blue Elderberry, Mexican Elderberry (Seed)

    Bees love the flowers and songbirds relish the fruit. Grows fast and tolerates both moisture and drought. Pretty grass green color stands out on hillsides. Caution: unripe fruits are toxic.

    Details

    Plant Characteristics
    Species NameSambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
    Common NameBlue Elderberry, Mexican Elderberry
    Plant TypeTrees
    Height by Width20ft. x 15ft.
    Flower ColorWhite, Cream
    Flowering MonthsMarch, April, May, June, July
    Sun ExposureInland-Part Sun
    Water RequirementLow
    Soil TypeAny
    Sowing SeasonFall/Winter
    Sowing Difficulty Level*Moderate
    Sowing PretreatmentCold stratification
    Seeds Per Packet170

    * Sowing difficulty levels:
    • Easy: Sow in-ground or in pots with simple or no pretreatment
    • Moderate: Sow in-ground or in pots with pretreatment; may produce staggered germination
    • Difficult: Sow in pots with pretreatment and stratification; may produce staggered germination
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