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hi folks got this growing at side of house cut it right back 4 years ago and have not touched it or even noticed until this year now producing these berries can anyone help identify




It is a Sambucus or Elderberry. Probably best to remove it completely if it is right at the side of the house as the roots could cause damage.

8 Oct, 2012


On the other hand you could make elderflower cordial or elderflower wine!

8 Oct, 2012


yes elderberry or sambucus left to revert

9 Oct, 2012


Elderflower tea is nice as well - one flower spray to a jugful. Make it in a cafetiere and its easy to strain.

9 Oct, 2012


thanks guys, ma OH is excited about this not so sure myself as i looked it up and apparently the roots and bark contain cyanide, he wants to make vodka, wine, jam, cough syrup and anything alse he can ha ha x

12 Oct, 2012


You aren't likely to use the bark or roots and the berries are tasty so give it a go. I love elderflower cordial but it is quite expensive to buy. I keep meaning to go out and gather flower heads and make some but haven't got round to it so far.

13 Oct, 2012

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