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Elder HedgeSambucus nigra

Elder (Sambucus Nigra) FlowersElder (Sambucus Nigra) BerriesElder (Sambucus Nigra) Leaves

Elder HedgeSambucus nigra

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Elder is a native, deciduous, fast growing plant suitable formixed hedgingor single species.More InformationMore Information
  • Fast Growth Rate
  • Blue 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

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Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

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Planting Density
Elder 40/60cm bare root
3 to 7per metre
Elder 15/30cm Cell grown
5 to 7per metre
Elder 40/60cm 2L pot
4 to 5per metre
Elder Cell grown 15/30cm x 30
4 to 5per metre

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 5/7 leaflets with slightly serated edges. Its 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.

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

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