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Sambucus nigra hedge plants

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Elder hedging

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Elder hedging, or Sambucus nigra hedge plants to use the Latin name, brings a lot to a garden. The fragrant flowers appear in summer and the small, black elderberries that follow are high in vitamin C. Sambucus nigra also boasts dark green foliage that turns a lovely yellow in autumn.

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  • Best Features: Fragrant white flowers, dark green foliage, yellow foliage, berries
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-4m
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 30-60cm
  • Position: Sunny, partial shade, moist to normal soil, sheltered or exposed, inland
  • Also Consider: Other native hedging species
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Elder hedge (Sambucus nigra) description

Sambucus nigra thrives in moist but well-drained soil and full sun. Elder can cope with partial shade but the more sun it gets the more fruit it will produce.

Common uses of Elder hedging

Elderberry flowers and fruits are edible and can be used in a variety of ways in the kitchen. Elder hedge plants also make a great rabbit deterrent as they can'€™t stand the smell!

Combine Sambucus nigra hedges with

You can mix your Sambucus nigra hedge plants with other shrubs for hedging.

Growth rate of Elder

Common Elder is fast growing and will achieve 40-60cm per year. Elder is great when kept to 1-4m high.

Care advice for Sambucus nigra hedging

A light prune in late winter or early spring is all Elder hedges require. Please view the Best4Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Recommended planting density of Elder hedges

For information on planting density specific to Elder, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Elder is available year round as Cell Grown and Pot Grown plants. Bare Root Sambucus nigra plants are available for delivery from early autumn and can be pre-ordered from mid-summer.

The bulk of our Elder hedging plants are UK grown by our hands-on nursery team who have many years of experience. On the odd occasion that we source Common Elder Hedges from outside of the UK we go to every length to ensure our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to provide the freshest condition Elder plants of the highest achievable standard, all whilst maintaining our brilliant prices. Rest assured, you can buy Sambucus nigra hedging plants online with complete confidence.

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Sambucus nigra hedge plants reviews

We ask all customers to provide their opinion to an independent feedback company. We cannot edit which comments appear and which do not, so the following reviews offer a true representation of our customers experience and we are very proud of our huge number of Excellent reviews. The comments on this page apply to this species/product specifically - to see the full feedback from all customers please visit Best4Hedging's Feefo profile.

Feedback for Sambucus nigra hedge plants has been compiled from 28 customer reviews

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Sambucus nigra hedge plants

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product as described
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Sambucus nigra hedge plants

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The plants look healthy and were a good size, but I think that they have suffered some frost damage, which I am hoping they will recover from.
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Sambucus nigra hedge plants

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Good
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Quick delivery, well packed
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Sambucus nigra hedge plants

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excellent!
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good service and fast delivery
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Good plants,well packaged,arrived when due.
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On this occasion you have sent the feedback form before I have received the goods.
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Healthy and good
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Good quality plants
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