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Elder Hedge Sambucus nigra

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Elder Hedge Sambucus nigra

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Elder is a native, deciduous, fast growing plant suitable formixed hedgingor single species.Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Fast Growth Rate
  • White Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 4m
  • Has Berries
  • Planting Conditions: Sunny, partial shade, moist to normal soil, sheltered or exposed, inland
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 30-60cm
  • Height: 1-4m

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Planting Density
Elder 40/60cm bare root
5 to 7per metre
Elder 60/90cm bare root
5 to 7per metre
Elder 90/120cm bare root
3 to 7per metre
Elder 15/30cm Cell grown (Pre-order Nov-21)
5 to 7per metre
Elder Cell grown 15/30cm x 50 (Pre-order Nov-21)
4 to 5per metre
Elder Cell grown 15/30cm x 100 (Pre-order Nov-21)
4 to 5per metre
Elder 30/40cm 2L pot
4 to 5per metre
Elder 40/60cm 2L pot
4 to 5per metre
Elder 60/90cm 2L pot
4 to 5per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

Elder Hedge Plants Description

Elder flowers in June and July with large flat heads of creamy white followed by elderberries which are small black fruits high in Vitamin C. It comes into leaf early (sometimes in January) and the leaves fall late in sheltered sites (November) and have 5 to 7 leaflets with slightly serated edges.

It's a good choice in rabbit prone areas because the little devils dont like the musky scent. Whilst the flowers and fruits are edible, the leaves and stems are harmful if eaten so take care to pick carefully.

Elder is also a UK native hedge and can be found with a combination of other UK native species in our Native Coastal Hedging Pack creating a beautiful mixed native hedge that is tolerant of coastal extremes and therefore ideal for coastal areas. For other individual species ideal for coastal areas see also our Hedging for Exposed Sites category.

Further Information
Further Information

Planting distances are very much a matter of choice - for bare roots, 3 plants per metre is adequate, 5 is good, 7 in a double staggered row will give a dense hedge quicker. Generally, smaller plants should be planted at higher density. Cell grown should be planted at 4 per metre in a single row or ideally 6 per metre in a staggered row.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

Elder should be pruned in late Winter (February) to mid- Spring (April)

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)

IDelivery Time - Please note that due to high demand, current delivery is 14-28 days! (Some trees can be 10-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for info.)

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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
Please note that our current delivery timescale is 14-28 days

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