Sambucus

This is the genus to which the elder or elderberry belongs, and although the handsome British species, Sambucus nigra, is only worth planting in the wilder parts of the garden, it has several useful varieties, the most popular of which are aurea, the golden elder, with yellow leaves, and laciniata, with finely divided leaves. It thrives in most soils, including those overlying chalk or limestone, colours best in light places and can be pruned to within a few inches of the main stems every spring. For flowers the best kind is S. canadensis, the Canadian elderberry, which has very large flat heads of small white flowers in summer followed by black berries.

Sambucus

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