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‘Korsor’ Edlerberry


A black European elder notable for its large, dark, juicy berries. It grows to about 8 feet tall. Bred in Demark.

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Korsor is a variety of black European elder notable for its large, dark, juicy berries. It grows to about 8 feet tall. Bred in Demark.

European black elderberries are the most sought-after and productive elder species because they have been selected for heavy yields and cold hardiness. The berries are renowned as a nutritive anti-viral and immune system tonic.  If you buy elderberries or elderberry tincture in the store, you are most likely looking at a variety of European black elder, Sambucus nigra. Flowers can also be harvested!

This species is partly self-fertile, so doesn’t require cross-pollination, but the yields will be heavier with a second variety planted nearby. Elder shrubs prefer partial shade to full sun, with higher yields in more sun. It’s best to irrigate them in summer. Netting may be required to keep birds from destroying berry crop. 

American elderberries (Sambucus canadensis) are native to the Midwest US and are more vigorous than black European elderberries (Sambucus nigra). Both are planted commercially for medicinal berries. Our Kootenay native blue elderberry (S. cerulea) also make wonderful medicine, and they are more drought tolerant than other varieties. Don’t accidentally mistake red elderberries (S. racemosa) for any of the edible and medicinal varieties – they are not safe to consume.


Plant Details

Latin: Sambucus nigra ‘Korsor’

Hardiness Zone: 4 – 9

Height: 6′ – 10′

Spread: 5′ – 8′

Bloom Time: Late Spring – Early Summer

Ripens: August – September

Flower Colour: White panicles

Fruit Colour: Black-purple

Foliage Colour: Green

Light Requirements: Full Sun to partial shade

Soil Requirements: Slightly Acidic (pH 5.5-6). High organic matter and well draining.


  • Edible Fruit
  • Medicinal
  • Low Maintenance

Special Considerations: Can become a very large plant. Bird love the fruits.

Spring Plant Reservations


All Spring Plant Reservations have a 50% minimum deposit required to place orders. An order can also be paid in full.

Orders will be placed based on payment of a deposit or full payment. Deposits (50% of order value) cannot be refunded after April 5th, 2019

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow instructions on your invoice.


We strongly recommend ordering before April 5th, 2019 to secure your order. Please note that orders after this date are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities.

Any bulk orders of 50+ plants will be subject to bulk order pricing. Please contact us for bulk orders.


SPR orders must be picked up May 17-19 from the farm in Krestova. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to deliver to Nelson or Castlegar Garden Festivals due to recent SPR order quantities.


This item is for pick-up only and does not qualify for shipping via Canada Post.


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