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Sambucus nigra

  • Root Type/Plant Size

    Bare Root, 60-90cm (2-3ft) (Pre-order (Plants not dormant))

  • £2.69
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Br 60-90cm
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Br = Bare Root Plant

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Very fast growing, native, deciduous shrub with leaves which change from green to pale yellow in autumn. Large clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers in June followed in autumn by bunches of pendent, shiny, black elderberries which provide an important source of food for birds. Thrives in any aspect and can be grown as a shrub in a wild area or in a native hedge. Both flowers and berries are widely used to make delicious wines, cordials and teas and have many medicinal uses. Elder grows well by the sea. It is rarely eaten by cattle.

SHRUB 3.7 x 4.6m (12 x 15ft).

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Elder is available as:

Br = Bare Root Plant

Bare-Root Plants

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Items marked Br are bare rooted plants grown from cuttings and are typically 1-2 years old.


Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

    • SKU
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Chalky Soil
      Suitable for Costal Areas
      Suitable for Damp Shade
      Suitable for Dry Shade
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      3.7m (12ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      60 - 90cm (2 - 3ft)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Bare Root, 60-90cm (2-3ft)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Bare Root