Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis ‘Nova’- American Black Elderberry- 2 Gallon


Selected by Vineland Fruit Station, Ontario, Canada. ‘Nova’ is more compact than most elderberries but also more productive.  It will set fruit planted alone so it’s a good choice if you only have room for one elderberry.


An informal shrub of moist woods, fields and roadsides that is useful for both humans and wildlife. The dome of frothy white flowers can be made into Elderberry Fritters (ask us for a recipe). The purplish-black, sugary berries are a favorite of birds – if you can beat the birds to them berries can be made into a jelly or juice, or frozen for use in pancakes or muffins. Folk herbalists use almost all parts of the plant for various conditions.