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Sambucus nigra

To swap with Rustom Pomeroy

This grower is fairly sure of this plant identification.

Plant Size
20cm × 10cm

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Plant Finder: about Sambucus nigra

Common names

Elder, Black elder, Common elder, Bourtree, Elderberry, European elder


Sambucus nigra (Elder). This species produces flowers, fruits and seeds that were used as drugs, home remedies and for wine-making.


They will thrive in any reasonably well-drained, fertile soil in sun or shade.

Interest and use

Specimen, wildflower, medicinal, culinary. Summer interest.

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Sambucus nigra | London, W14 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightAny
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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