Un-rooted cuttings soaked in water for 36-48 hours at room temperature.a couple of weeks soaking in water, still no rootsyoung roots appear after 5-6 weeks

American Elderberry Cuttings

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$3.25$3,250.00 $2.98$1,980.00

Elderberries are one of the easiest perennials you can grow!  Ordering ends March 12th, 2017 and will resume again in the summer and fall for the Jan 2018 shipping and growing season.  Any orders placed will not ship until after Jan 1st, 2018.

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Product Description

Norm’s Farms American Elderberry Cuttings sale ends Mar 12th 2017.  Ordering will resume in late summer and fall of 2017 and beging shipping for the growing season starting Jan. 1st 2018.  Save by ordering early to beat the Jan price increase.

American Elderberry Cuttings will be shipped starting January 1, 2018.  Cuttings cannot be taken until the elderberry plants are fully dormant.  Cut off for all orders is March 12th, 2017 at midnight!

Norm’s Farms American Elderberry Cuttings come from our family farm in Hartsburg Missouri, ground central for the Elderberry Improvement Project.  With one of the largest plantings of elderberries in the US we strive to provide you with the best quality rootstock.  Our farm has supplied many of the nations prominent growers.

Dormant elderberry cuttings are the easiest and most economical way to get started growing elderberries.  They are very east to get rooted.  You can get them started in a sand bed or in small pots.  They will also root in water.  Which ever method you choose, you can stimulate them to grow more roots faster with the use of root stimulants.

Shipping of Un-rooted Elderberry Cuttings

American Elderberry Cuttings ship while plants are dormant and have no roots. Norm’s Farms will begin shipping all ordered cuttings on Jan 1st, 2018 and continue shipping through March 30th, or until plants break dormancy.  Cold Weather may allow shipping to continue into April.

American Elderberry Cutting soaked in water for 4-5 weeks
Cutting soaked in water for 4-5 weeks
Small roots begin to appear from bud growth in 5-6 weeks
Small roots begin to appear from bud growth in 5-6 weeks
Un-rooted American elderberry cuttings soaked in water for 36-48 hours at room temperature.
Un-rooted cuttings soaked in water for 36-48 hours at room temperature.











 Planting American Elderberry cuttings commercially

Another very popular method of planting mass quantities of cuttings is to use the live stake or direct jab method.  You can walk along and jab as you go or you can mechanically plant cuttings using a water wheel vegetable planter.

Water wheel planting cuttings rooted in sand
Water wheel planting cuttings rooted in sand
Elderberry Planter in action
Planter in action











Wyldewood:  Wyldewood was provided to the University of Missouri-Columbia for the Elderberry Improvement Project and has shown promise as the second place producer at university trials with potential to produce up to 12,000 pounds per acre.  One of the earliest and longest flowering varieties, Wylewood has great commercial potential.

Ranch:  Ranch tends to be more compact and upright.  Shorter plants make for easier harvesting, and  this plant might be good fit for a “You Pick” operation.  Tolerates marginal or less fertile soils.

Bob Gordon:  Extra sweet and a great choice for winemakers because of a high BRIX rating, Bob Gardon was found near Osceloa,  Missouri.  Higher yields can be expected with this cultivar. Clusters are apt to hang downwards when fully ripe, a nice adaptation that seems to protect them from bird predation.  Produced well in University trials.

Adams:  This variety ripens early and produces large clusters of purplish/black berries. This robust cultivar produces sweet berries and large yields.  Adams was originally collected as an old cultivar from New York.

Magnolia:  Magnolia was wild collected on a property in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.  This is one of the most vigorous varieties and tolerates heat but needs good moisture to produce well.  High yields and tall growth habit (12 to 15 feet in height)  make this a great variety for hedge rows, windscreens and wild life plantings.  Large clusters of berries up to two pounds.

Eridu:  Eridu was wild collected and has its origin on our small family farm located in Hartsburg MO.  This heavy producers thrives in the Midwest climate, Tolerates drought, bears well and is more disease and insect reistant than other varieties.

American Elderberry Cuttings are a easy way to begin growing your own Elderberries on both small and large scale projects.


Additional Information

Weight .2 lbs
Dimensions .5 x .5 x 10 in

Eridu, Ranch, Adams, Bob Gordon, Wyldewood, Magnolia


100 lot, 1000 Lot, Singles

2 reviews for American Elderberry Cuttings

  1. 5 out of 5


    These cuttings grow amazingly fast!!! I got six cuttings figuring that I would lose 1 or 2 during the first winter. In the spring, a neighbor put in a new fence and the workman stomped every single one. I thought they were goners. When they started to grow, I was amazed. They all threw up new shoots that are now at least 5′ tall. I got 5 flowerheads that bore fruit even though we received NO rain from June to the end of July. It’s hard to beat the price for plants that bear fruit the first season. I can’t wait until next year. I might even have enough for a jar of jelly or two. Thanks Norms!!!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I received my elderberry cuttings just in time and am very pleased! The stems arrived and already have little shoots right out of the package. I got the Adams variety and the Magnolia which is a native to my piedmont region, very happy about that. This is an affordable way to buy the bush and sounds from the other review that the cuttings have a high rate of success! Thank you Norm’s for such timely delivery and having them carefully packed and labled.

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