Posted by: ceara08 | March 31, 2009

Elderberry!

Ah, Elderberry.

Been doing some research on this plant species and I’ve just got to have some growing on our property. Don’t recall ever seeing it growing wild in the area, but according to a website, my location is within the range of the plant Sambucus canadensis.

I’d really like to get a few plants going, but haven’t a clue where to find it growing wild or even a place to purchase it online within Canada.

If anyone in Canada has some of this growing, could you send me some hardwood cuttings please?

Some info links

http://www.planthardiness.gc.ca/ph_spp_intro.pl?lang=en&speciesid=1001103

http://www.missouriplants.com/Whiteopp/Sambucus_canadensis_page.html

The flowers can be used in baking, and I got that idea from an old video about WW2 cooking. And the berries can be used in homemade medicinals, such as natural cough syrup or lozenges.

Birds really love the berries too!

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