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Hello all Elderberry growers

I'm from Mauritius hot tropical Island in the southern hemisphere where it never snow. We have only summer and (not too cold) winter. So no frosting season. It's been a year I've successfully cloned my 3 Elderberry shrubs from a mature Elderberry shrub.
Now it's been 3 months that I'm getting lots of blooms from them but then the flowers dried out and died. I see only 3 to 4 berries on each cluster.
Could it be too soon to see the elderberries?
My neighbor very close to my house has an other variety mature Elderberry which means they can cross pollinate. However I've heard that it's a myth, Elders don't need cross pollination to fruit.
Please help me, thank you.
Anisia
 

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RonsGarden

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Hello Anisia!
Welcome to our forum!
I my experience it usually takes a few years before elderberry bushes reach maturity. Berrie will be sporadic each year until the bush is well established.
Bees pollinate the flowers and it is best to have another variety of elderberry within 60 ft for best berry production.
 


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