Sambucus nigra (Elderberry)
The Common Elderflower, Sambucus nigra, is a large native shrub that can be used as a rough, rugged country hedging plant, specimen tree, or planted in wild areas. It will grow almost anywhere. Left alone, Elderflower makes a tree about 6 metres high, however it can also be kept smaller and still produce well. Making it versatile and suitable to many different locations and requirements.
The flowers appear in early summer in a mass for a few weeks and are the main ingredient in cordials, presse, juices and wines. Assuming they are not all picked these flowers go on to produce dark black berries. These berries adored by song birds but can also be used in pies, jams and juices.
Comes in a litre pot approximately 25cm tall.