Bare root Elder plants are only available to buy and plant from November - March, but can be pre-ordered at any time outside of the bare root season.
You will see big, flat, creamy-white Elder flowers begin to bloom around Summertime (in June/July). These are then followed with unique, little, black fruits- which are high in Vitamin C!
Elder plants generally begin to produce leaves quite early, around January, and the foliage will last until late November (but only if the plant is in a sheltered site). The flowers have a sweet fragrance, that we as people love- but rabbits don't! So, if you're struggling with meddling rabbits, this is the plant for you.
Please note: The berries and flowers are edible; however, the stems and leaves are harmful when eaten- be cautious when picking.
You will need to plant your Elder Bare Root as soon as you can after it arrives. The roots cannot dry out, or the plant will not survive.