Elderberry, Blue


Sambucus caerulea

Minimum: 50+ seeds

Indulge in the irresistible allure of Blue Elderberry (Sambucus cerulea), a versatile and enchanting addition to your garden landscape. From its clusters of fragrant white flowers to its juicy blue-black berries, Blue Elderberry offers a sensory feast for pollinators, wildlife, and garden enthusiasts alike. Elevate your outdoor oasis with the vibrant beauty and culinary potential of Blue Elderberry!

Key Features:

  1. Abundant Berries: Enjoy a bountiful harvest of nutritious blue-black berries with Blue Elderberry. These juicy gems are not only delectable for humans but also a favorite treat for birds, making them a valuable addition to wildlife-friendly gardens.

  2. Fragrant Blossoms: Delight your senses with the sweet fragrance of Blue Elderberry's creamy white flowers. These aromatic blooms attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, ensuring a bustling ecosystem of activity in your garden.

  3. Edible Delights: Explore the culinary versatility of Blue Elderberry. From jams and syrups to pies and wines, the berries of Blue Elderberry lend themselves to a variety of delicious recipes, adding a unique flavor and vibrant color to your culinary creations.

  4. Ornamental Appeal: Enhance your garden landscape with the ornamental beauty of Blue Elderberry. Its graceful arching branches, lush foliage, and clusters of flowers and berries create visual interest and seasonal charm throughout the year.

  5. Medicinal Uses: Discover the traditional medicinal properties of Blue Elderberry. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and immune-boosting compounds, the berries and flowers of Blue Elderberry have been used for centuries to support overall health and well-being.


  • Type: Deciduous Shrub
  • Height: 6-12 feet
  • Spread: 6-10 feet
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9


  • Nutritional Powerhouse: Incorporate Blue Elderberry into your diet for its rich nutritional profile. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, these berries offer a delicious and healthful addition to your culinary repertoire.

  • Wildlife Habitat: Create a haven for wildlife with Blue Elderberry. Birds flock to the ripe berries, while pollinators are drawn to the fragrant blossoms, fostering biodiversity and ecological balance in your garden ecosystem.

  • Culinary Creativity: Explore the culinary possibilities of Blue Elderberry in your kitchen. From jams and jellies to pies and cordials, these versatile berries add a burst of flavor and color to a wide range of recipes, delighting the taste buds of family and friends.

  • Seasonal Beauty: Enjoy the seasonal beauty of Blue Elderberry throughout the year. From the delicate blossoms of spring to the luscious berries of summer and the golden foliage of autumn, Blue Elderberry offers visual interest and seasonal charm in every season.

  • Traditional Medicine: Embrace the holistic benefits of Blue Elderberry for overall health and wellness. Whether consumed fresh, dried, or as a tincture, the medicinal properties of Blue Elderberry have been treasured for generations as a natural remedy for various ailments.

Care Guidelines:

  1. Sunlight: Plant Blue Elderberry in a location with full sun to partial shade for optimal growth and fruit production. Ensure adequate sunlight for flowering and fruiting.

  2. Soil: Provide well-draining, fertile soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Amend heavy clay or sandy soils with organic matter to improve soil structure and moisture retention.

  3. Watering: Maintain regular watering, especially during periods of drought or dry weather. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, particularly during the flowering and fruiting stages.

  4. Pruning: Prune Blue Elderberry in late winter or early spring to remove dead, damaged, or overcrowded branches. Encourage airflow and light penetration by thinning out dense growth.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth and fruit development. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates and frequency.

Delight your senses and nourish your soul with the exquisite beauty and culinary delights of Blue Elderberry. Order now and savor the essence of nature's bounty in your own garden paradise!