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Sambucus nigra 'Linearis' (Large Plant)

Elder

Hardy Shrub

If you've ever envisaged stepping out into your garden to be greeted by the most perfect of Japanese Maples, this extraordinary Elder is the plant for you. A deciduous shrub which will tolerate many soils and become increasingly drought-tolerant year on year. With fine green foliage on red stems and tiny white flowers appearing from March, this is any gardeners dream. Sambucus nigra 'Linearis' produces clusters of purple-black berries which birds will love. Easy to grow and if provided with a sunny spot in your garden, your dream is guaranteed to become a reality. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.5m (5').

Culinary note: The flower heads are commonly used in infusions, making a very common drink and can be made into a syrup or cordial. They can also be dipped into a light batter and then fried to make elderflower fritters. Both flowers and berries can be made into elderberry wine. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
March, April, May, June, July, August
Position:
full sun, sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 x 3.6 litre potted sambucus plant

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    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £16.99
    • 2 x 3.6 litre potted sambucus plants

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    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £25.99
Grow Sambucus in any moist but well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade. Plants will also survive on poor, chalky soils.
Sambucus plants require very little pruning except for general maintenance and shaping in winter. However, if they become too large after a few years, they will also respond well to hard, restrictive pruning.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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