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Elderberry, Dormant Cuttings

Elderberry, Dormant Cuttings

Please order cuttings alone and separate from any other order such as Elderberry Syrup, DIY Kits or Dried Berries.  


American Black Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra; canadensis) cuttings, available in these selections:

  • Adams - Sambucus Nigra; canadensis

  • Ranch - Sambucus Nigra; canadensis

  • Wild American Black Elderberry mix Sambucus Nigra; canadensis

    • (non specific cultivars)



  • With elderberry cuttings from Popple Tree Creek Farms you can be assured they have come from a disease free environment from plants we grow on our own farm.

  • Cuttings will be shipped in bags with moist sphagnum moss.

  • You may keep cuttings in your refrigerator until your ground is thawed and you're ready to plant.  WE RECOMMEND PLANTING AS EARLY IN THE SEASON AS YOU CAN, DORMANT CUTTINGS WANT TO BE STARTED IN COLD WEATHER, NOT WARM (AND NOT INDOORS).

  • Planting instruction will come with your cuttings.

 Elderberries known as Sambucus Nigra, canadensis:

  • Fruit-bearing shrubs native to the US that.

  • Grow up to 5’-15' tall in full sun or part shade.

  • Prefer moist soil enriched with organic material and a pH of 5.5-7.5.

  • Can survive without irrigation but optimally require 1-2" of water per week

  • Do not require cross-pollination, but benefit from planting two or more selections

  • Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, making them beneficial for the immune system and reducing inflammation.

  • Consider growing elderberries in your garden for their numerous benefits.

About Popple Tree Creek Farms elderberry cutting varieties:

  • Adams 2

    • Early ripening with very large clusters of purplish/black berries.  

    • Sweeter than most elderberries and somewhat self-fruitful.  

    • One of the oldest cultivars from New York.  

    • These plants are tall with excellent yields.

    • Adams typically grow between 8 and 10 feet tall.

    • Indeterminate

  • Ranch

    • This hardy short plant seems to be most tolerant to harsh conditions. The stockiness provides a lower fruiting canopy for those short pickers. Single stemmed. Tends to grow upright and is not bushy.

    • One of the strongest elderberry cultivars, very woody and grows well on less fertile soils.

    • Grows 5 to 6 feet tall.

    • Determinate 

  • Wild American Black Elderberry

    • A vigorous mix of American Black Elderberry selections from the wild. 

    • Cuttings included may be determinant and indeterminate selections.

    • Proven to produce fruit on first year canes.

    • May be determinant, indeterminate or semi determinant.

    • Cymesm maybe decumbant or non decumbant

    • Grows 6 to 10 feet tall.

  • When will cuttings ship?

  • Cuttings for the growing season will begin to ship out in January of 2024 and will continue through March. 
    You'll receive an email update with tracking information once your order has been shipped.  We will ship them out by date of order, so get your order in now to be first in line.
    IF you desire a January, February or March shipment, please leave your preference in the comments section upon ordering.  

  • How do I know when and how to plant?
    We will include planting instructions with all orders.

  • Please only include cuttings in your order


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