Elder Tree / Shrub (Sambucus nigra). Cell grown in Scotland.
Native to the UK, the elder produces edible flowers in late spring and vitamin C rich berries in autumn.
The delicate white flowers can be used to make elderflower champagne or lightly battered and fried for a delicious snack. The fruit can be used in desserts or made into a sweet syrup.
- Grows to a max height of 9m
- Produces edible berries (should be cooked) that makes great jam, jelly, wine and syrup.
- Make champagne or cordial with the flowers or batter and fry them.
- Tolerates most soil types
- Flowers in May
- Fully Hardy
- Will tolerate wet, dry and exposed sites.
Supplied trees are around 10cm tall. Branches may be trimmed and supplied without the plant pot to ensure safe shipping and to reduce waste.