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Elder Hedging

This forager’s favourite is famed for its sprays of creamy-white, fragrant flowers which are wonderful for picking and using to make summer cordials and for flavouring cakes and puddings.
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5 plants

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20 plants

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Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - July
Moisture
Moist
Aspect
Full Sun, Part Shade

Description

This forager’s favourite is famed for its sprays of creamy-white, fragrant flowers which are wonderful for picking and using to make summer cordials and for flavouring cakes and puddings. The blooms are loved by pollinators and the dark, autumn berries are enjoyed by hungry birds and mammals.

Our UK grown hedging plants are supplied as cell-grown saplings ready for immediate planting into their final positions. Cell-grown plants are known to have high establishment success rates with rapid early growth and are uniform and compact in size for quick and easy planting.

As a guide, use 5 plants per metre length. 5 plants will cover a 1m length, 10 plants will cover a 2m length, and 20 plants will cover a 4m length. When planting, set out in a zig-zag style to encourage a thick and bushy hedge.

Care Tips

Medium sized hedging that can be easily clipped and maintained to 1.5m. Growth rate 30 - 60cm per year. After planting, prune hard, then prune annually to maintain shape and height – ideally in late winter when the hips have gone over.