No berries on elderberry? This handsome shrub generally produces an abundance of flavorful berries without a lot of effort on your part. There may be a simple explanation if your elderberries have no fruit. Read on for a helpful tips and simple fixes that may resolve the problem of elderberries not fruiting. Flowers But No Berries On Elderberry: Pollination If there are plenty of blooms but no berries, the problem is probably lack of pollination. Elderberries are partially self-fruiting, which means they may set fruit, although not in abundance. To improve pollination, make sure there are at least two elderberry plants located within 50 to 60 feet (15 to18 m.). Two or more shrubs planted in relatively close proximity generally produce a good crop. Other ways to improve pollination include: • Avoid use of insecticides. They kill the pests, but they also kill bees and other pollinators. • Water the […]
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