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Black Elderberry

NEW for 2019 these unusual elderflowers produce clusters of fragrant white flowers followed by dark purple berries that are packed full of Vitamin C.
Current Description
This week the sweet scented flowers on these striking Sambucus nigra 'Blue Sheen' are just beginning to open and produce their distinctive perfume. A great gift for a gardener, these flowering shrubs are really easy going and will make a great feature all summer long. We anticipate these to flower again next spring.
65cm tall in a 3L pot
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Black Elderberry
Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

These purple leaved elderflower or elderberries are a more ornamental version of the native elderflower and are easy going shrubs that will produce sweet scented flowers in Spring followed by tasty tart berries in mid-summer.

Native to this country, elderflowers like a damp spot either partially shaded or in full sun. Like its wild cousin, this black elderberry does not need a lot of attention once it is planted out and watered in. In the autumn their leaves will turn an attractive red colour before they drop for winter but don’t worry they are really hardy plants and they will burst back into life next spring.

Harvest the vitamin C rich berries for jams and preserves in the summer or pick the flowers to make your own elderflower champagne or cordial

Problem solving: Outside make sure they are kept well watered in their first year, especially just after planting as they are establishing their new roots.