Elder Hedging – Sambucus Nigra


Elder Hedging (Sambucus nigra) is a testament to beauty and utility, ideal for those seeking a hedge with character and ecological value.


Introduction: Embrace the rustic allure of Elder Hedging (Sambucus nigra), a native British plant that brings a blend of tradition and versatility to any garden. This hedging option is not only visually appealing but also rich in history and uses.

Aesthetic Appeal: Elder Hedging is known for its striking appearance. During early summer, it blooms with clusters of tiny, creamy-white flowers, exuding a delicate fragrance. These blossoms contrast beautifully against its deep green leaves, which turn to a burgundy hue in autumn, adding a dynamic colour palette to your garden throughout the year.

Wildlife Haven: Beyond its beauty, Sambucus nigra serves as a haven for wildlife. Its flowers attract a variety of pollinators, while its berries, appearing in late summer, provide food for birds. This makes it an ideal choice for nature enthusiasts looking to support local biodiversity.

Culinary and Medicinal Uses: The elder’s flowers and berries are not just a treat for wildlife; they have been used in culinary and medicinal preparations for centuries. From elderflower cordials to immune-boosting elderberry syrups, this plant offers a wealth of natural benefits.

Growth and Care: Elder Hedging is undemanding in terms of care, thriving in most soil types and tolerating partial shade. It’s fast-growing, making it an excellent choice for creating a natural screen or boundary in a relatively short time.

Landscaping Versatility: Sambucus nigra can be used as an informal hedge or integrated into a mixed border for added texture and interest. Its robust nature also makes it suitable for windbreaks or coastal gardens.

Conclusion: The Elder Hedging (Sambucus nigra) is a testament to beauty and utility, ideal for those seeking a hedge with character and ecological value. For further information on Elder Hedging, visit RHS/SambucusNigra. Explore our extensive range of garden plants at Harrods’ ‘Shop All’.


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Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type




Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing










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Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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