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Sambucus nigra (Regular RB 175-200 cm Specimen 1)
Black Elder 

Sambucus nigra (Regular RB 175-200 cm Specimen 1)
Common name

Black Elder

Group

Shrubs

Family

Caprifoliaceae

Description

Black Elder. An upright bushy shrub with mid-green leaves. Musk-scented white flowers in early summer; followed by glossy black fruit. Max Height 6m. Max Spread 6m. Flowers May to June. Fruits August. Full sun/partial shade. Hardy. Back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser.

Characteristics

Growth habit
Upright
Fragrance
Yes
Hardiness
Hardy
Toxicity
CAUTION severely toxic to skin in sunlight

Size

Growth speed
Fast
Ultimate height
6m
Ultimate spread
6m

Colour

Flowers
White in May; June
Foliage
Green - Deciduous
Fruit
Black in August
 

Growing your plants

Aspect
Full sun/partial shade Protect from winter wet
Soil
Fertile
Moisture
Moist; Well drained
Propagation
Seed; Stem cuttings
Usage
Border
Planting
Back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser

Caring for your plants

Pruning
Late winter Remove crossing branches to help framework; Thin out overgrown plants
Maintenance
Keep free from weeds
Care
Keep moist in first year
Pests & diseases
Slugs and snails

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Regular New Rootballed 175-200 cm --- £55.50 £ 4