Sambucus nigra – European elder

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Sambucus nigra European elder

Europe; 5 - 6m
Planting position: Full sun.Ideal for high summer rainfall regions.Areas not prone to humidity or drought.
Requires regular and thorough watering.Compost enriched soil.Prune back after the berry-period.
Propagate from root division or spring cuttings.

This deciduous plant has large, scented, white heads of summer flowers, which are followed by purple berries.
‘Albo-variegata’ is a smaller shrub with variegated leaves in green and white.
‘Aurea’ is also smaller and very popular with its golden foliage.
‘Marginata’ with its green leaves edged cream.

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