Adams Elderberry

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Make a great landscape choice with showy, hard-working Adams Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis 'Adams') flowering shrubs. These native plants develop the revered medicinal berries we've all been buying at the health food store for lung support.

Nothing could be easier to grow! This North American native develops quickly into a billowing screen with wide, flat white flowers in spring.

Planting and Application:

Butterflies adore these umbel inflorescence blooms; as they are easy to land on and gather nectar. Some gather the flowers for rustic indoor arrangements or to prepare batter-fried fritters.

  • Plan to leave some of the honey-scented flower display for the large clusters of dark purple berries. Read how to prepare your harvest into antioxidant-rich tonics without artificial colors or flavors here
  • Although Adams is self-fruitful, you'll get bigger harvests if you partner with York Elderberry for pollination. Any of the native Sambucus canadensis shrubs we offer will help produce more of the large Adams berries you crave for hand-crafted concoctions.
  • Create an informal alternating hedge with several varieties at the back of your garden border. It's so easy to turn any lot into an Edible Landscape with these charming, low-maintenance shrubs.
  • Adams Elderberry berries are wonderful for wine, cordial and jelly. Homecraft to your heart's content or leave them for wild birds to forage in fall.
  • They will grow into a rounded mound if left "au natural". However, you can also keep them much smaller with annual pruning.

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

Adams Elderberry bush can be successfully grown in either full sun or partial shade. Ensure they get at least four hours of sunlight a day for best flowering and fruiting.

  • The tiny feeder roots receive a life-long support with symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster placed in the planting hole. Add a three-inch layer of mulch over the root zone, pulling it back away from directly touching the stems.
  • Keep Elderberries stress-free with a consistent schedule of water. Get expert watering tips from the NatureHills.com Horticulture Team.
  • Prune in early spring to control size. Every few years, cut the thickest stems to the ground to renew your shrub.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Adams Elderberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Sambucus canadensis 'Adams'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes