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The Elder

UK Garden Centre - Information about the Elder tree

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Family Caprifoliaceae
Sambucus nigra

The Elder is more a tree of the wayside than of the woodland, often of low bushy growth; but where it finds good loamy soil with abundant moisture it will attain a height of twenty feet.
None of out trees grows more rapidly in its earliest years, and any bit of its living wood will readily take root, so that its presence in the hedge is often due to planting for the purpose of rapidly erecting a live screen. Its quickly grown juicy shoots soon harden into a tube of tough wood with a core of pith which is readily extracted, and renders the tube available as a blow-pipe, a pop-gun, or a music pipe. Such uses have been known from remote antiquity. It is thus probable that the housewife got her bellows, the musician his pipe, and the small boy his pop-gun, all from the same source.
The stems are coated with a grey corky bark. When old, the wood becomes hard and heavy, and has been used as a substitute for box.
The leaf is divided into five, seven, or nine oval leaflets with toothed edges.
The flower is rotate in form, that is, the corolla forms a very short tube, from the mouth of which five petal-like lobes spread flat. This is a quarter of an inch broad, and creamy-white in colour, giving out an odour which some persons consider offensive. Large numbers of these small flowers are gathered into flat-topped cymes, five or six inches in diameter. The primary stalks of these cymes are five in number.
The flowers are succeeded by small globular berries, ultimately of a purple-black hue, and of mawkish flavour, which are yet much sought after by country people for the making of Elderberry Wine, which they credit with marvellous medicinal powers. It is doubtful if the Elder still retains among rustic folk much of the reputation of long ago for the medicinal properties of its leaves, bark and berries.
Occasionally one may find in the hedgerow an Elder with its leaflets deeply cut into very slender lobes, so that the leaf has resemblance to that of Fool’s Parsley. This is an escape from cultivation – a garden variety (laciniata) known as the Cut-leaved or Parsley-leaved Elder and decidedly ornamental.


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