The white elderberry is a beautiful flowering shrub, renowned for its edible fruits which also delight birds.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Sambucus canadensis
Family : Adoxaceae
Type : Shrub
Height : 3 to 5 m
Exposure : Sunny or partial shade
Ground : Indifferent
Foliage : Expired -Flowering : June to July
- Read also : black elderberry, from planting to harvesting berries
Planting white elderberry
The white elderberry is planted indifferently, in the fall or in the spring. Prefer a plantation in the falle to facilitate recovery in the spring.
If you must plant in the spring, schedule regular watering at the start to help anchor the roots to the soil.
He loves the sun and any type of soil, whether calcareous, wet or rather dry.
- Follow our advice planting shrubs
- In hedges we can vary the varieties, for example with a purple elderberry, for a very decorative effect
Pruning, maintenance of white elderberry
The white elderberry is a tree that requires almost no maintenance, as it is easy to grow and robust against most diseases.
In order to reinforce the beautiful coloring of elderberry, cut back the branches by about 1/3 in early spring.
To know about the white elderberry
White elderberry, or elderberry, offers a light foliage, a discreet and colorful flowering and fruits which make the happiness of the birds.
At the same time very rustic, it is resistant to -30 °, and not very sensitive to diseases, it is a very easy shrub to grow.
We consumes both fruits and flowers which are even made into wine in the Nordic countries. However, we avoid consuming raw berries as they are slightly toxic and can cause nausea and vomiting at high doses.
This beautiful shrub is easily grow and hardly requires any maintenance if it is not an annual pruning which is not necessarily obligatory.
Finally, know that you will make excellent elderberry elderberry jellies, lemonades and syrups because, once cooked, they give a very pleasant and quite edible aroma.
Are the fruits of white elderberry edible?
Its fruits are edible but, be careful, it is imperative to cook the berries in order to remove any risk of toxicity.
If in doubt, find out ... you may have some stomach problems.
Use of white elderberry by gardeners
Elder manure is a great way to treat plants in an ecological way against certain parasites such as aphids or caterpillars.
The elderberry manure recipe is simple: 1 kg of leaves in 10 l of water left to ferment for 3 to 6 days and then filtered before using it as a spray.