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gary reif
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a place to get a lot of elderberry plant for reasonable cost?
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Blake Wheeler
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How many are we talking, and what do you call reasonable? Are you wanting specific improved cultivars or wild types?

I bought mine from burnt ridge nursery. You can google the name and find their website
 
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It would really help to know what country you are in. A lot of places won't ship across border (or sometimes within the same country) without a specific import licence.

The most affordable option would be to find some local trees, acquire cuttings (in winter) or berries (in summer), and grow your elderberry forest from that. Around here, there are often found growing on the roadside, in or near the ditch, usually closest to where the earliest european farms were located.
 
Pete Lundy
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Here in Indiana, the forestry service has a native plant sale. I bought 100 last year for about $45.
Some of them were just sticks but other were very large. Has some berries last year. This year they
are loaded.

Check for local and nearby states for them. Kantucky also has a program. Some of them will ship to
neghboring states.

Pete
 
gary reif
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good Idea. I will check with my state DNR forestery service
 
Dillon Nichols
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If you do try the cutting route, elderberry is supposed to be pretty easy to propagate.

I tried with a couple dozen cuttings this spring, and found that with a vermiculite and peatmoss mix it worked great. One cutting stuck in wet ground by the pond also made it.

Unlike most of the other things I've propagated, pure perlite or vermiculite did not work at all. 100% failure rate with those.
 
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