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Sambucus nigra (Elder) – Bareroot


Native elder bears fragrant flowers in summer and clusters of black elderberries in autumn.

Planting Elderflower
Will grow in most soils, including chalk.

Minimum order of 25 whips.


Sambucus nigra, commonly known as elderflower, is a versatile and fascinating plant that holds both aesthetic and practical value. The delicate and fragrant white flowers of the elderflower are not only visually appealing but also boast a distinct culinary significance. The flowers are edible and often used to infuse beverages, create syrups, or add a subtle floral note to desserts. Apart from its culinary uses, elderflower contributes to biodiversity by attracting a variety of wildlife, including bees and butterflies, with its nectar-rich blooms. Furthermore, the plant is well-suited for hedging, providing an attractive natural barrier that enhances garden aesthetics while offering a habitat for small birds. Sambucus nigra, with its dual role as an edible delight and a contributor to wildlife conservation, exemplifies the harmony between human and ecological interests.

Please see our GUIDE TO PLANTING HEDGES for more info.


Additional information

Preferred Aspect



Partial shade;Full sun

Soil Type




Flowering Time




Pruning Time

Late Autumn;Early Spring

Ultimate Height

4 metres

Ultimate Spread

4 metres