Sambucus nigra

Elder, An Trom, bare root

Price: €1.50
Current stock: 6

A rounded shrub or small tree, elder is a useful and pretty native shrub, providing flowers for cordials and berries for wines and syrups. Its creamy white flowers, when steeped with sugar and boiled make a most delicious drink. Elder's poor reputation rests on the fact it grows like a weed, and along with nettles is something of a coloniser of disturbed ground. However, few sights are as beautiful as a hillside dotted with elder in creamy bloom, and it makes an ideal hedgerow plant. Plant in almost any location, though prefers fertile soil. Excellent wildlife plant.

  • Bare root plants.
  • 60-90 cms tall.
  • Available November to March only.

Please note: bare root plants are generally delivered within 3-7 working days. Read more about planting and storing bare root plants.