ELDERBERRY SAMBUCUS NIGRA
Grow in acidic, Loamy to sandy soil with a PH level between 5.5 – 7.0. Can grow up to 4m tall. Full sun or partial shade
Possibly the most used berry for medicinal purposes. The stems, leaves, flowers and fruit of this cultivar are edible. It is the European Sambucus and not the American Elderberry which can be toxic. Elderberry flowers are delicious fried in a batter or used with oils as a skin balm. The fruit is used to make wine, cordial, tea and the possibilities are endless. The tree grows to about 6m in height and makes a magnificent show in spring with masses of tiny white flowers that the birds and bees love.