Elderberry Bushes
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Elderberries

Zone 20 Mi. E. of Como, Colorado | LyNel Gross added on January 15, 2018 | Answered

Will Elderberry bushes grow at 10,000 feet in So. Park, Co. Near Como, Co.?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on January 15, 2018

I would see no problem with this. This collection of articles will tell you everything that you need to know about these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/elderberry/

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MichiganDot
Answered on January 15, 2018

Sambucus canadensis survives up to 8,000 feet. One resource I checked said 10,000. It does need moisture to do well. Red elderberry, Sambucus racemosa, might grow at higher elevations but all parts of the plant are toxic. Here is a good resource for you: http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/yard-garden/trees-and-shrubs-for-mountain-areas-7-423/

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