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Elder (Sambucus nigra)


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Elder is a small tree, popular for gardens. The fragrant flowers appear in May - June and can be used to make elderflower cordial. The vitamin C rich berries ripen in late summer and are used to make preserves and wine. Elder grown 10 metres or more, but its height can be controlled by pruning. Elder trees grow an estimated 30-60cm each year.

Suitable Soil Conditions

  • Dry Soil
  • Wet Soil

Suitable Site Conditions

  • Exposed Site
  • Shaded Site

Ultimate Tree Height

  • 0 - 10m

Growth Rate

  • Medium