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Introduction of American Red Elderberry

            Scientific name - Sambucus racemosa

Red Elderberry is a medium-sized, strong fruit that is adaptable in gardens. This species can withstand wet soils and partial shade. The birds will have a great time during early summer when this fruit ripens.

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Nutritional Value of African Mango fruit

Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 73 Kcal 3.6%
Carbohydrates 18.40 g 14%
Protein 0.66 g 1%
Total Fat 0.50 g 2%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 7 g 18%
Folates 6 g 1.5%
Niacin 0.500 mg 3%
Pantothenic acid 0.140 mg 2.5%
Pyridoxine 0.230 mg 18%
Riboflavin 0.060 mg 4.5%
Vitamin A 600 IU 20%
Vitamin C 36 mg 60%
Sodium 6 mg 0.5%
Potassium 280 mg 6%
Calcium 38 mg 4%
Iron 1.6 mg 20%
Magnesium 5 mg 1.5%
Phosphorous 39 mg 5.5%
Zinc 0.11 mg 1%
Isorhamnetin 5.4 mg --
Quercetin 26.8 mg --

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American Red Elderberry benefits

American Red Elderberry

The fruits, are also termed as drupes. The fruit looks enchanting. There is no doubt that this fruit is a wildlife muse, but still it makes for a good garden cultivation. Red Eldberberry belongs to North America too.


The cooked berries can be prepared for sauces, jellies or wines. It is to be noted that the seeds are toxic.

Owing to their amazing foliage, the American Red Elderberry can be planted more.

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American Red Elderberry Uses

The American Red Elderberry has been used by Native Americans for centuries as a medicinal plant and has been used to treat a variety of ailments from colds to fever. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. The berries can be eaten raw or cooked and can also be used for making jams, jellies, and syrups. The flowers can be used to make tea and are also used in traditional medicines.

The American Red Elderberry is also used for landscaping purposes. It is a fast-growing shrub that does well in both sun and shade. It can be used as a hedge or a border and its branches can be used to divide a garden or frame a walkway. It can also be used as a privacy screen and makes a great addition to any landscape.

The American Red Elderberry is also a great source of food for birds and wildlife. The small berry is high in sugar and protein and can provide a much needed source of nutrition during the winter months. It is also a great source of pollen and nectar for bees and other pollinators.

Overall, the American Red Elderberry is a versatile plant that can be used for both medicinal and landscaping purposes. Its berries and flowers are edible and can be used in traditional medicines, jams, jellies, and syrups. It is also a great source of food for birds and wildlife and a great addition to any landscape.

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Propagation of American Red Elderberry

Propagation of American Red Elderberry can be accomplished through both sexual and asexual means. Sexual propagation is done by sowing seeds from the mature berries in fall. The seeds should be sown in a light, well-draining soil mix and kept moist. Once the seedlings are established, they can be transplanted to the desired location.

Asexual propagation can be done through cuttings or layering. To take cuttings, select non-flowering shoots in late summer or early fall and cut them into 4-6 inch sections. Dip the cut ends in a rooting hormone and plant in a light, moist soil mix. To propagate through layering, select a low branching stem and bend it to the ground. Pin it to the soil and cover with a thin layer of soil. Keep the area moist. Once the cutting has rooted, sever the stem from the parent plant and transplant to the desired location.

American Red Elderberry is a hardy, easy to care for shrub that can be propagated with success. With the proper care and attention, it will provide beauty and a bounty of berries for years to come.

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