Elderflower is known mostly for its fruit, but it should also be considered because of its flowers. It will grow pretty much anywhere and will tolerate most soil conditions – be it chalk, acidic sand or wet clay and requires little maintenance.
It’s fast growing so something to consider when designing the layout of your garden. It grows best in partial shade.
There are also many uses of Elderflower. It can be made into cordial or syrup and can even be used to flavour wine, beer and tea. It also tastes pretty great in desserts!
Medicinally, elderflowers have been used to treat a variety of conditions and symptoms for hundreds of years, although you should always consult with your doctor before trying any herbal medicine. Elderflower has been used to treat hayfever, sinusitis, constipation, colds, the flu, coughing, laryngitis, and diabetes.