Elderberry Trees are easy to grow. They require slightly acidic soils and therefore our soil kit will ensure the plant grows to its full potential.
Dig a nice big hole of at least 50cm wide and 50cm deep. Fill with lots of organic matter and at the top of the top of the soil mix in a bag of Berry Mix and one bag of Volcanic Rock Dust.
Once planted cover the soil with a thick layer of Pine Bark Mulch and as it decomposes, it adds acidity to the soil. Replace the mulch every 3-4 months, but keep it about 20 centimetres away from the tree’s stem. This will keep weeds away and prevent the soil from drying out too much.
Mulch also keeps the soil from becoming too hot in the Summer months
Ultimate Soil for Elderberry Plants:
Volcanic Rock Dust
Pine Bark Mulch
We also stock an Ultra Slow Berry Fertiliser as an optional extra. 1 level teaspoon per plant twice a year is all the berry plants require.
One bag of fertiliser will be enough for any 4 berry plants for a year!