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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Elderberry Tree is commonly known as Sambucus
An Overview of the Elder Berry Tree and Its Many Uses
Possibly one of the most prolific and most accessible to grow plants in the plant kingdom, the Elder Berry tree is commonly known as Sambucus, one of nearly 25 classes of shrubs/trees found in the muscatel family, Adoxaceae. Being such, the Sambucus has been re-classified many times due to genetic nuances.
While it is overwhelmingly found in the Northern Hemisphere, it likewise appears in many temperate to subtropical Australasia and South America landscapes.
Also known as Canadensis, the Elder Berry tree can grow to full 7, 10, and 15 feet heights with a spread from 6-10 feet. However, much depends on the class of Sambucus Canadensis and its nuances with other plant species in that family.
Its leaves are oval-shaped, and it blossoms off-white heads of flowers that produce a distinctive sweet fragrance. Consequently, the flowers are then followed by an abundant supply of purplish-blue berries in the fall. Maturity can be reached within three to four years, depending on the species or sub-species.
Elder Berry trees can mostly tolerate and adapt to several soil types; however, they especially do well in the damp, rich soils surrounding swamp/marsh areas. They are resistant to dry, drought conditions; however, it is advisable to add organic matter around the root area if one needs to plant in sandy areas. They enjoy full sun or partial shade and thrive well in USDA growing zones three or higher.
Elderberry Tree are robust, fast growers
They are typically robust, fast growers. It is best to plant Elder Berry trees at the beginning of spring nurtured by a thorough watering schedule after the initial planting. Generally, watering should be maintained at least on a once-a-week basis during the first year.
Used primarily as a beautiful ornamental for hedges, fences and well-known for their enduring strength, they also bring homeowners a bonus in being pest-free. This, plus their natural purplish-blue beauty, makes them very appealing to homeowners as they are easy to grow.
The plant's white flowers are typically used for making fine liqueurs such as cordials, wine, champagne, and brandy. The Elder Berry is a favorite for baking pies, preserves, jellies, chutney, and tea.
The tree's fruit has been used for over 1,000 years and is mainly known for being an excellent flu-fighting agent, far surpassing the attributes of the latest flu vaccines. The fruit makes an excellent antioxidant consisting of Vitamin C and Potassium; moreover, it has proven highly effective in being an immune system booster.
Today, the Elder Berry tree continues to carry the distinction of being one of the most popularly sought-after trees in the Western Hemisphere.