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Sambucus nigra - Elderberry
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Elderberries are an easy to grow, very versatile bushy plant producing delicate white flowers followed by bunches of tiny, bluish-black berries that are very juicy. It's a popular medicinal plant used in a wide range of alternate therapies, most commonly to protect against colds and flus. The berries are too bitter to be eaten by themselves so are often dried, juiced or cooked in wines, juices, jellies and jams.

Growth Width — 3m
Growth Height — 4m
Flower Colour — Yellow
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Watering needs

Keep soil moist in warmer months and when it's fruiting don't let it dry out.

Pruning Advice

Elderberries need severe pruning every year in late winter or early spring. Remove broken or damaged canes, those that droop down to the ground and those that cross each other so that they rub together. Remove the canes by cutting them off at soil level.