Can You Grow An Elderberry In A Pot: Tips For Growing Elderberries In Containers

By Jackie Carroll Elderberries are highly ornamental shrubs that produce tasty berries in late summer and early fall. Most are grown in the landscape but growing elderberries in containers is possible. This article explains how to care for container-grown elderberry bushes. Can You Grow an Elderberry in a Pot? In the ground, elderberry bushes grow into dense masses similar to a thicket, and over time they spread to cover a wide area. While they aren’t a good choice for a small balcony or patio, you can grow elderberries as a potted plant if you have a large container and plenty of room. Elderberry shrubs in containers have confined roots so the plants won’t grow as large as they would in the ground, but they will need severe pruning in the spring to help control the size and keep the canes productive. The American elder (Sambucus canadensis) is one of the … Continue reading Can You Grow An Elderberry In A Pot: Tips For Growing Elderberries In Containers