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Sambucus nigra 'Madonna' (Large Plant)

Elder

Hardy Shrub

Without a doubt one of the best variegated and hardy shrubs in cultivation. This Elder boasts an array of white flat headed flowers in early summer, turning into rich black fruit in autumn. Sambucus nigra 'Madonna' is a deciduous shrub which is sure to start conversation in your home. Stunning creamy-yellow variegated foliage which slowly fades to white as the year progresses. Grow your Elder in full sun to brighten up the dullest of days. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 2.5m (8').

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.

 

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Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Position:
full sun, sun or semi shade, dappled shade
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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.

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