Elder Tree Gift

Sambucus nigra donum


Next day delivery available, just order before 11am Mon to Thurs.

Give a loved one our Elder Tree Gift for natural beauty that transforms all year round. The rich, green leaves unravel in spring, shortly followed by fragrant elderflowers in summer, and shiny, black berries ready to be picked in autumn. The elderberries can be turned into jam, elderflower cordial and wine, or even put into pies. For most of the year, our Elder tree sapling makes for a refreshing birthday or culinary gift.

In Celtic mythology, the Elder tree is known as the ‘Protective Tree’. It was believed to protect people from evil spirits, so they were grown near homes and cribs were made out of its wood. For a thoughtful new baby or housewarming gift, try our Elder sapling.

Make this gift personal with one of our cards. Just click ‘Add to Basket’, write your message, and choose a day for delivery. We’ll handle the gift-wrapping.

  • Deciduous native tree (no leaves between Nov - April)
  • Arrives with a height of 15-30cm and can grow to a height of 9m (30ft), ideal for medium sized gardens
  • Can grow in a large pot for 5 years before planting the sapling in a medium sized garden
  • Elder trees grow quickly and can colonise an area if left unpruned
  • Blossoms in spring and berries ripen by autumn
  • Thrives in full sun and is fully hardy
  • A popular new baby or house warming gift
  • Delivered gift-wrapped
  • Sambucus nigra variety
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Product Details


Light Green, Dark Green
Plant Type
Deciduous (bare from Nov to April)
Leaves and Foliage
Ultimate Height
Large - 12m plus

Caring Information


Difficulty to Grow
Very Easy
Grow in Pot?
Ready to be planted into ground

Soil information

Best Soil?
Loam, Clay, Sand, Chalk
Soil Moisture
Moist but well drained

Perfect Location

Sun Position
South-facing, East-facing, North-facing, West-facing
Sun Strength
Full Sun
Perfect for growing in medium gardens, Ideal for people with large gardens

What's Included

How will it arrive?

Packaged in:
Pot gift wrapped in organza bag with ribbon
Supplied in:
unique Tree2mydoor branded triangle gift box
Delivered in:
plantable 100% natural coir pot


Send directly to your recipient. You choose when you want your gift delivered. You can add your own personal message that is printed in the accompanying greetings card. Up to 120 characters.

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Give the Gift of a Elder Tree Gift

Delivered from the nursey to their doorstep