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Elderberry (Hedging)Sambucus nigra

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Widely known and has a large number of uses

Practical and has culinary uses

Easy for all to grow

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Height Up to 800cm (315in)
Spread Up to 400cm (157.5in)

Hardy Shrub

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Sun or semi shade

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Description
The Elderberry is a widely known and has a large number of uses, not only for its flowers which appear in profusion in summer, covering it in clusters of tiny white blooms, or it's berries which are often used for juice and wine making but also for other, medicinal and even mythical qualities. So if you are looking for a hedge that is practical, has culinary use and will even protect your house from lightening (according to folklore), then Sambucus nigra is it! Height: 8m (26'). Spread: 4m (13'). Planting Distance: 30cm (12"). (4 plants per metre for a single line hedge).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


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How to plant hedging


100 bare root hedging plants (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (KC2007)
50 bare root hedging plants (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (T74609P)
1000 bare root hedging plants (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (T74595P)
500 bare root hedging plants (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (T74594P)
250 bare root hedging plants (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (T74593P)
10 bare root hedging plants (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (KC1960)
25 bare root hedging plants (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (KB0032)
1 bare root hedging plant (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (70306)

How to Grow
Grow Sambucus in any moist but well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade, plants will also survive on poor, chalky soils.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

More Info
Elderberry require very little pruning except for general maintenance and shaping in winter. However, if they become too tall after a few years, they will also respond well to hard, restrictive pruning.
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