- Fern Leaved Elder
- Large shrub occasionally small tree
A striking and relatively recent developed form of this native plant. Striking dark purple deeply cut leaves with flatish heads of small pink flowers that contrast beautifully with the foliage. A stunning focal plant in whatever location you chose to plant it! Virtually as tough as the well known hedgerow Elder it can be grown as part of a mixed planting as an individual specimen or in a pot or container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 12-14 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.