York Elderberry

I have very mature York Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis – York) plants that produce lot of fruit. I understand these are toxic and cannot be eaten raw. Is it okay to add the ripened or un-ripened (green) fruit of the York…

Purple Lace Elderberry and verticillium wilt

This plant has been doing well over the last 10 years. It has been watered regularly but suddenly in August I noticed it dying and took this photo attached. It is on the west side front garden and gets sun…

Elderberry stopped flowering

We have several wild elderberry bushes. We have harvested the berries for over 20 years. Last year, two of the bushes produced almost no flower heads: in their place were ‘heads’ of very small leaves. The appearance is that the…

black lace elderberry

I wonder if elderberry would work in a large container on a third floor deck in Toronto? And survive the winter? The container has styrofoam insulation and deck has a watering system but it is hot.…