York Elderberry is a productive variety of elderberry. Elderberries are grown for the abundance of black berries that ripen each fall. These berries have medicinal qualities and are made into tinctures as well as juices, jellies and wine.
The 10′ to 15′ plants are handsome and healthy bearing lacy foliage topped with white flowers in early summer followed by black berries in late summer.
The flowers bracts can be battered and fried as fritters. Bees and other pollinators primarily visit these flowers for their pollen.
The plants grow into a large rounded mounded shrub and are hardy in zones 3 to 9 They are quite adaptable, their size will be related to the fertility of the site they are on
This is a tough productive plant with many health related benefits.