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Yaaaa zone 3 is just outside the hardiness range unless you can make a microclimate happen.

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I planted some outside my orchard, in the reed canary grass surrounding a seasonal wetland. I find the flower to be one of the most beautiful things in the Midwest. But this is straddling zone three, and I have yet to see any where I live 30min south of the orchard, though 2hrs south around the Twin Cities they are abundant.

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I love cooking with this plant. It grew widely where I used to live in Sweden, but isn't to be found where I now live in Finland. Great article. Enjoyed finding out more about Elderberry.

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Aug 11, 2023·edited Aug 11, 2023Liked by weedom1

Is elderberry really a weed in the US? I can hardly find them here in Sydney, Aus (we have a native white elderberry, Sambucus gaudichaudiana, and a yellow one, Sambucus australasica).

But I did find an edible lookalike once (which took me about 4 months to ID): Polyscias sambucifolia - elderberry ash. Its berries were white, juicy and peppery.

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Weedom, thanks again for the collaboration!

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I cross-posted this to our Brunette Gardens readers today. Thanks again for the collaboration!

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