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GardenersDream Common Elder Bare Root Hedge (1ft - 3ft)

Sambucus Nigra Hedging Plants
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  • SEASONAL AVAILABILITY - Bare Root plants are supplied from late November until Spring the following year.
  • CHARACTERISTICS - Sambucus nigra is a fast-growing, native elder with finely-cut, almost black leaves, cream-coloured flowers in early summer followed by small, black, edible berries in autumn.
  • HEIGHT AND SPREAD - Supplied in their dormant state, Sambucus nigra is fast growing at 1-2ft per year and if left to grow fully it will reach 8ft in height, but it can be pruned back each year.
  • PLANTING TIPS - Bare-Root hedging is typically planted in a double staggered row of 5 plants per metre. Evergreen plants are generally planted to less density than deciduous plants, such is the nature of their dense foliage.

Sambucus nigra, or Common Elder, is a bushy deciduous shrub or small tree. This native fast-growing elder is perfect for creating ornamental hedgerows with its finely-cut pinnate leaves that are almost black but turn yellow in autumn. It produces fragrant flat sprays of cream-coloured flowers in early summer followed by small, black, edible berries in autumn.

For best results plant the Elder shrub in moist but well drained soil. It can grow in pretty much all soil types and will even tolerate waterlogged, chalky soils. It prefers sunny locations or partial shade. I will tolerate hard pruning well to keep their size.

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