Elderberry Plants - Sambucas Nigra
The common Elderberry plant is Sambucas Nigra or 'Black Elderberry' a small deciduous shrub whose berries are used to make elderberry wine. Elderberry plants are also grown as ornamental plants in the garden and are frost tolerant. Full sun and a well drained humus rich soil will provide the best results for growing Sambucus nigra (black elderberry) Plants are available for sale from Mail Order Nurseries,
Elderberry or Sambucas Nigra. A small tree or shrub with white flower in spring followed by berries. The common elderberry is a useful garden plant as well as providing the berries for making elderbery wine.
Growing Conditions and Care
Elderberries require a moist humus rich fertile soil. Elderberry trees (shrubs) will eventually reach 5 - 6 m and come into full production about 3 years after planting. Elderberry trees flower in summer with pretty cream flowers followed by black berries ready to harvest in late summer to early autumn. The berries are used to make elderberry wine.
Consider growing, Sambucus nigra Laciniata - A better ornamental form than the the common form (Sambucus Nigra) larger flowers and it still fruits, along with Sambucus nigra Aurea (Golden Elder) and Sambucus nigra 'Guincho Purple' the three grown together should give excellent cross pollination, better flowers and better berries.
Elderberry plants are available for sale from the following nurseries