We have inherited a sambucas nigra with pink flowers in our new garden and it's beautiful about 10' tall. Can we eat the berries? Are they 'elderberries'? The hedge at the bottom of the garden is an "ordinary" elder with perfumed white flowers and I know the berries and flowers can be used to make cordials or wine, but the black tree is a new one on me. Any advice please? I'd hate to poison anyone!!
- 8 Oct, 2012