Marge’ is a hybrid between the American Sambucus canadensis and the European Sambucus nigra which gives us an elderberry plant with all the characteristics of the European varieties but free from the diseases that plague so many. The berries are larger than the American varieties and ‘Marge’ is also self-pollinating so only one plant is necessary for fruit production. Flowers form on last year’s woody growth, so fruit will form the second year after planting. The berries contain antioxidants and flavinoids considered to be antiviral with immune-building benefits. Elderberry syrup is sold to treat colds, coughs and other upper respiratory ailments. Elderberries can be made into jam, jelly, wine, juice, syrup or pies.
- Hardiness Zone : 3 - 10
- Bloom Season : Summer
- Sun Requirement : Full Sun
- Grows to 5-8'
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.
Growing Zones: 3 to 10
|Mature Height:||5 to 8 Feet
|Mature width:||2 to 3 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||nigra 'Haschberg'|