Sambucus nigra - Elder

Native Elder - (Tromán)

One of the most well known native trees, Sambucus nigra is an exceptionally good wildlife-supporting species in Ireland and fits into any hedgerow. In Spring you will often hear the tree buzzing with excitement as thousands of insects are seen feeding off of the flowers. And don't be surprised to see people wandering hedgerows gathering clusters of flowers to bring home for processing into many things such as syrups and wines. In Autumn its well known elderberries are also processed but far more important to Birds and other smaller creatures.

Site: Requires some shelter from wind
Soil: Prefers well-drained, neutral to acidic Soil.
Position: Full sun, some shade
Season of Interest: Spring flowering, Autumn berries, edible flowers and berries
Hardiness: Hardy
Height: 20ft (6m) Spread: 12ft (4m)

If you are participating in the ACRES Scheme and want to order native plants, please go to our ACRES PAGE for information on how to order your plants.

Please do not order online for the Acres Scheme.

Type | Size: Bareroot | 1ft
Price
€2
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Frequently Bought Together

IMPORTANT UPDATE - 19th May 2024

Our website is temporarily paused to new orders, we are busy processing the orders already in the system.

Thank you for your understanding.

Mattie, Maria & the Future Forests team.

Out of stock
Thanks for signing up for restock notifications!
There was an error signing up for restock notifications. Please try again.

Sign up for restock notifications

Notify Me

Recommended for You