ELDER TREE – Sambucus nigra

Shrub suitable for all soils, resists summer heat. More suitable for rather humid environments. Easy to take root in a few years, it can reach 4.5 meters in height while expanding equally in width.

It has a beautiful flowering in white flower heads of 15 or 20 centimeters in diameter which turns into a profusion of small shiny black edible berries, rich in vitamin C. They can be used to make excellent jams and are much appreciated by birds.