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Red Elderberry vs Balsors Blackberry

Sambucus racemosa

Rubus fruticosus Balsors

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Red Elderberry
Balsors 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.

The Balsors Blackberry is a cold-hardy variety that produces very large, sweet and juicy blackberries late in the summer. They are great for baking and fresh eating.

Balsors Blackberry are floricanes, primarily fruiting on second year canes. Each spring cut back all two-year old canes, leaving only the last year’s growth. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn’t require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

BALSORS BLACKBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: bright red berries
Berries: black
Fruit size: large
Firmness: soft
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: August
Flowers: white
Bark: has thorns
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: balsors hardy blackberry, illinois blackberry