Elder grows very quickly and is adaptable to most soil conditions. Once the elder produces its signature white flowers, which are great for making cordials and providing a home for insects, like aphids, ladybirds and moths. After this, the plant produces small berries which are a favourite of birds and winemakers alike.
Elder is an aggressive plant once it gets going and shouldn’t be used for a...
Elder is an aggressive plant once it gets going and shouldn’t be used for a mixed hedge, and generally looks better when it is allowed to grow naturally.
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