I’ve read contradictory instructions about whether elderberries can stand a site that’s not too well drained. Can anyone clear this up for me? I have used up all the best plantings sites in my yard. It’s getting pretty crowded.
They grew ok in my old bog, standing water for 8 months of the year, yes the trees were smaller than the ones at this site on well drained sand/chalk, but they grew and fruited fine. so while they might perhaps perfer dry feet they will live with wet ones without a problem.
I have about a dozen in mostly poor draining clay soil. One is in a small pit that collects extra water when it rains. Heavily mulched with leaves so it retains water well. Doesn't seem to be a problem.
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Ken W Wilson
Location: Nevada, Mo 64772
posted 6 months ago
Great! Thanks everybody. It sounds like I can put them in my worst spot.
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