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Red Elderberry vs Chester Thornless Blackberry

Sambucus racemosa

Rubus fruticosa Chester (Thornless)

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Red Elderberry
Chester Thornless Blackberry

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Chester Thornless Blackberry is a self-pollinating fruit-bearing shrub. In mid-summer, the Chester Thornless Blackberry produces large, sweet-tasting, heart-shaped blackberries that are perfect for fresh eating. It is a semi-erect blackberry plant that requires little support from a trellis to keep its fruit off the ground. Don't forget to protect your berries. The birds love this shrub almost as much as you will.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

CHESTER THORNLESS BLACKBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3b
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Berries: heart shaped black
Firmness: firm
Harvest: July
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Flowers: pink
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: chester blackberry, hardy blackberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no