murphman108 at msn.com
Mon Nov 5 12:50:06 EST 2007
Did you plant the Elderberries, or are they wild ?
That's good news.
I'm finding them under telephone wires, so they are probably bird distributed.
Up north in zone 4, I have Nova, York (both Canadensis) and Samdal (Nigra) all planted last April.
I'm taking a lot of notes and photos. Maybe this summer I'll show them on NAFEX.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Fruth<mailto:jfruth at tds.net>
To: NAFEX<mailto:nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 11:09 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Elderberry
Some time ago I asked for suggestions of fruit that would grow in shade
and didn't get any answers that I could use. Since then I've been
experimenting and learned that Sambucus canadensis does very well in shade.
It produces more in open sunlight but isn't a slouch in the shade either.
Most of mine are about 10' north of a line of maple trees and do get peeks
of sunlight depending upon how the maple leaves blow in the wind. A few of
my elderberry bushes are north of (under) White Pine and Spruce and do get
just a bit of direct sunlight about an hour before sunset. All are quite
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
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