CHECK CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR BIO REGION. NOTES HERE ARE FOR THE PACIFIC NORTH WEST.
Elderberry can be pollarded (for wood use.)
Autumn and spring pruning as needed.
March, April, May:
Spring pruning whips and branches can be used for:
Buttons, small projects,
**though the berries are edible
and have medicinal properties
the seeds are toxic**
Pruned leaves can be used for dyes.
Elderberry branches and whips can be used for green wood carving,
leaves and small branches for dyes, and berries for food and medicine.
How to identify elderberry in the Pacific Northwest of North America.
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