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Elder tree

‘Black Tower’

Elder tree
Latin name
Sambucus nigra
Type
Hardy deciduous shrub
Final height
4m
Final width
4m
Situation
Full sun or partial shade
Flowering months
June (pink)
Can it be multiplied?
By softwood cuttings
Edible?
Cannot be eaten raw, but the flowers can be used to make a syrup or cordial
Toxic?
Yes if leaves, flowers or berries are eaten raw
Pollinator friendly?
Yes
Plant care tip
This plant requires very little pruning except for removing any dead or damaged branches and shaping in winter