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Elder Tree

Elder (Sambucus Nigra) is a deciduous shrub or small tree with clusters of creamy-white flowers and dark purple berries. It is widely recognised for its culinary and medicinal uses. Specifically, the common elder tree holds cultural significance and is prized for both its beauty and practical applications.

Size

Ultimate Height

4–8 metres

Ultimate Spread

2.5–4 metres

Time to Ultimate Height

10–20 years

Colour & Accent

# Stem Flower Foliage Fruit
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter

Growing Conditions

Terrain

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Moisture

Moist but well-drained

pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Position

Sun

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, West, South or East facing

Exposure

Exposed or Sheltered

Hardiness

H6

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