Sambucus nigra - Vlierbes (10)

€ 0,45

Hoogte: 2 m.
Bloeit: mei-jun
Type: HShr
Winterhard in: zones 4-10 (-20 C)

Medicinale plant (vooral tegen keelpijn). Van bloemen en bessen wordt siroop of likeur gemaakt.

Zaai-instructies: Zaai in najaar, kiemt in voorjaar
Plant-instructies: Niet te droge grond, volle zon of halfschaduw
Waarschuwing: Bessen alleen eetbaar na koken!


The fragrant, flat topped, cream flower heads are followed by purple-black berries in September. The flowers are used to make the delicately-perfumed elder flower champagne, whilst the berries are used for wine. It used to be said that if you had an elder tree in the garden you had a medicine chest, or even a larder! The pith of the stems is easily pushed out and whistles were made from the hollow stems, the belief being that the sweetest sounding ones were made from trees that grew away from the sound of cock-crow.

Height: 2 m.
Flowers: may-jun
Type: HShr
Hardy in: zones 4-10 (-20 C)

Sowing instructions: Sow in autumn and put outside. Germinates in spring

Planting instructions: prefers a sunny to half shady site. It grows best in sandy, loamy soil that is moist.