Plant Care Black Elderberry

Black Elderberry

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Black Elderberry has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Black Elderberry has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

European Elderberry


Sambucus nigra

How to care for Black Elderberry


How often to water your Black Elderberry

Water needs for Black Elderberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Elderberry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Black Elderberry

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Black Elderberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Elderberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Elderberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Black Elderberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Black Elderberry in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Black Elderberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black Elderberry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Black Elderberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Black Elderberry can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

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Care Summary for Black Elderberry

Black Elderberry

Black Elderberry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Black Elderberry has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Black Elderberry has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Black Elderberry has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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If I can only figure out what is eating this thing. I have had this when it was just a stick, I have grown a few others from it but this one just get eaten. I have sprayed been oil and wipe leaves to help but still looks eaten. Any ideas ?

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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