Sold as 2 American Elderberry Cuttings. The American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis ‘Aurea’) is also known as golden elder, the pie elder, American elder, elder-blow, sweet elder or just elderberry. When grown in full sun, the leaves of mature plants take on a light green golden color. When grown in shade or partial shade, the leaves tend to be a darker green.
The leaves, flowers, fruits and root extracts are used to treat bronchitis, coughs, upper respiratory infections and fever.
Planting the American Elderberry Cuttings
- Fill a container with sandy soil.
- Insert the cuttings into the soil.
- Keep the soil consistently moist, but not overly wet.
- Place the container in a warm, shady area.
- Once the cuttings take root, you will see new growth forming.
- Another method is to root the cuttings in water. Place the cuttings in a container. Add water up to about a third of the cutting’s height. Place the container in a partially shaded area. Refill with water as needed. Once the roots are well developed, transplant into individual pots.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.