Growing elderberries is surprisingly easy. Elderberries and elderflowers make delicious foods and beverages, plus research shows the berries contain helpful immune-boosting anti-viral compounds. Here’s a complete guide to growing and harvesting your own elderberries and elderflowers!
Elderberry, aka Sambucus, is a small, deciduous tree/shrub that grows in virtually every temperate region on earth. There are dozens of different species of Sambucus around the world. Depending on the species, elderberries may be red, blue, or black/purple.