[permaculture] propagating elderberries
loren at farwalker.com
Mon Feb 18 14:56:57 EST 2002
At 10:13 PM 2/17/02 -0600, Robert Waldrop wrote:
>A related aspect of this is what would a guild of elderberries look
>like. Or where elderberries might fit into another guild, like the
>fruit trees I'm planting.
I have a book on California native shrubs; it mentions that elderberry is
often found in the company of Western redbud here, a tall (10-20')
deciduous N-fixer shrub. I am currently trying that association out on my
There is also an Eastern redbud. Redbud has lovely-colored flowers in the
spring and colored leaves in the fall; it would make a nice ornamental and
mulch-producing plant, as well as possible animal forage on the seed
pods. I don't know what would eat redbud seed pods though.
Loren Davidson Permaculturist, philosopher, writer
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