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Elder Tree Gift

Elder Tree Gift


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Elder Tree Gift

Sambucus nigra


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Quick Overview

The Elder Tree has always been considered to be the 'Protective Tree' and its wood was used to make wands to drive out evil. Music played on instruments made of wood from the Elder tree, such as panpipes or flutes, was thought to have the same power as wands and would protect the home from negative influences. Elder trees produce berries in the Autumn and sweet smelling flowers in the Spring. The aroma of the flowers from the Elder tree are said to deter flies from the garden.
Elderberries are still used for making jam, wine and cordial to this day.
Elder tree supplied is 15-30cm tall in Winter when deciduous and 30-60cm tall in Summer.

  • Elder trees are native throughout the British Isles, and grow to a maximum of 30ft (9m).
  • Elder trees usually flourish wherever the nitrogen content of the soil is high. Elder trees grow very well in rich neglected ground.
  • Elder trees grow quickly and can colonise an area if not pruned each year.
  • The large instantly recognisable white flower heads of the Elder tree appear in early July followed by a mass of small black berries.
  • Elderberries make excellent wines and jams and are rich in vitamin C.
  • The Elder tree is often found in hedgerows.
  • We do not recommend for Elder trees to be planted in new hedges as they can grow quickly resulting in large gaps once established.

Delivery Options

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Product Details



light-green, dark-green,

Plant Type

Deciduous (bare from Nov to April)

Leaves and Foliage


Time to Final Height

40-80 Years

Ultimate Height

Large - 12m plus

Ultimate Spread

4-8m / 13ft to 26ft

Caring Information


Hardy in the severest European continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK.

Difficulty to Grow

Very Easy

Grow in Pot?

Ready to be planted into ground

Soil Information

Best Soil

Loam, Clay, Sand, Chalk

Soil Moisture

Moist but well drained

Soil PH


Perfect Location

Sun Position

South-facing, East-facing, North-facing, West-facing

Sun Strength

Full Sun



Outdoor /Indoor

Perfect for growing in medium gardensIdeal for people with large gardens

Whats Included

How will it arrive?

Packaged in:

Pot gift wrapped in organza bag with ribbon

Supplied in:

unique Tree2mydoor branded triangle gift box

Delivered in:

plantable 100% natural coir pot


Send directly to your recipient. You choose when you want your gift delivered.
You can add your own personal message that is printed in the accompanying greetings card. Up to 120 characters.

Greetings Card

Free greetings card included!
Add your own personal message that will be printed in the accompanying card (up to 120 characters). This can be added at the point of checkout.

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