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Elderberries are a delicious and versatile fruit that can be used in pies, jams, wine or even as a healthy natural medicine. They are also compact trees or large shrubs, so they don’t take up much space. To learn how to grow and harvest elderberries in your home garden, read our detailed guides down below! New to growing these tasty berries? Start with our 101 planting and care guide.

7 Top Elderberry Varieties to Grow in Your Backyard

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If you love elderberries, why not grow them at home? These tall shrubs make an incredible addition to the landscape, with beautiful flowers and tasty fruit. Learn which plants are best suited for your growing area as we take a look at 7 of the best varieties to grow at home in this guide. Read more now.

How and When to Take Elderberry Cuttings to Propagate New Plants

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Have an elderberry bush you love? Or are there wild elderberries nearby that you’d love to grow in your garden? Reproduce that lovely bush through cuttings. Whether hardwood or softwood, in water or soil, elderberries are simple and straightforward to propagate by cuttings. This guide shows you all you need to know.

Harvesting and Preserving Elderberry: A Fruit for Food and Medicine

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Elderberry is truly an incredible plant, with a rich, complex history and a multitude of fascinating uses. It can be consumed in many forms including as a syrup, pie filling, or jam. Learn how to harvest and preserve the fruit of this shrub for medicine, food, or wine. Read more now.

How and When to Fertilize Elderberry Shrubs

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Elderberries need extra nutrients if you want a healthy shrub, large flowers, and an abundant harvest. And that means fertilizer. But when is the best time to add fertilizer to your plants, and what kind should you use? Discover how and when to fertilize your elderberry shrubs with this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Elderberry in Pots and Containers

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If you love the blossoms and fruits of the beautiful elderberry but don’t have space in the garden, why not grow it in containers instead? Elderberry is a vigorous grower and will thrive in pots as long as you keep a few tips in mind. Learn how to grow and care for elderberry shrubs in containers. Read more now.

How to Use Elderflowers for Food and Medicine

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Did you know that like the berries, elderflowers are both edible and medicinal? These tiny aromatic blossoms have a myriad of interesting uses. Head to Gardener’s Path for harvesting tips, as well as suggestions on ways to prepare and use elderflowers. Read more now.

When and How to Prune Elderberries

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Did you know pruning elderberry shrubs will help to produce bigger berries and larger harvests? Since Sambucus is so resilient, it’s easy to trim! Learning how to optimize the harvest of a medicinal plant like elderberry is beneficial for the home gardener who wants to increase their yield of homegrown healing herbs.

How to Grow Elderberries

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The elderberry makes a beautiful addition to any yard. Learn about the available varieties, and how to make them thrive in a domestic setting, plus harvesting tips and more. Everything you need to succeed is at Gardener’s Path. Read more now!