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Elderflower Bush Elderflower Bush
Elderflower Bush

Elderflower Bush

Elder (Sambucus nigra) is one of our most familiar trees in the UK, and few plants have featured more in British folklore and traditional medicine. Elderflowers are known for their fragrant and sweet flowers hanging in sprays from late May which can be used for cordial or in cooking. These develop into purple elderberries later in the summer.
Current Description
Elderflowers are a great addition to the garden attracting bees for their flowers and birds for their purple berries. The plants here at the nursery have been growing like you wouldn't believe and are looking lovely and fresh just as pictured.
120cm tall including 3L pot
Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

These young elderflower saplings are easy going shrubs that will produce sweet scented flowers in Spring followed by tasty tart berries in the Autumn.

Native to this country, elderflowers like a damp spot either partially shaded or in full sun. The plant is used to growing in the wild and does not need a lot of attention once it is planted out and watered in. In the autumn they will drop their leaves for winter but don’t worry they are really hardy plants and they will burst back into life next spring and with a bit of luck put on their first crop of flowers.

Harvest the berries for jams and preserves in the autumn 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.