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Organically nurtured, beautifully wrapped, freshly delivered tree gifts
All our trees are lovingly grown in The Present Tree's gardens. Every tree is growing in an organic pot filled with top-notch compost. It's freshly selected and wrapped with your message, the tree's ancient story and a care guide enclosed. Your tree gift will travel in its luxury parcel by our free UK delivery service. You can also choose Next Day, a future date and EU delivery.

Elder

Sambucus nigra

£30.00

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Please add your gift message

This will be printed on a lovely card

Add a brass plaque

Write your plaque inscription here

Maximum 10 words please

IN CELTIC MYTHOLOGY THE ELDER IS A SACRED TREE AND SYMBOLISES GOOD HEALTH AND PROSPERITY. 

This beautifully gift wrapped Elder is a pretty, deciduous tree that naturally transforms with every season. Its lush, green leaves unfurl in early spring, an abundance of large, scented white flowers blossom in summer and glossy black berries ripen every autumn. The Elder tree will happily grow in any garden or flower pot and it is wonderful for wildlife, especially our honey bees and garden birds.

When you place your order a beautiful Elder tree will be freshly selected by our devoted gardeners here, before being wrapped in organza and placed in its luxury parcel.

An exclusively designed card with your personal message, the story of your Elder tree's ancient symbolism (read more here) and a full care guide is also enclosed with your gift. Add an engraved brass plaque (see images above) inscribed with your message so this special gift is always remembered.

Read how to make your own Elderflower cordial and how to make Elderberry jelly here

Caring for your tree

Every tree is growing in its organic pot filled with top-notch compost, so no green fingers are required, just natural daylight and water. We have added special nutrients to your Elder tree’s compost to create the perfect balance of nourishment. These little beads of goodness will release into the soil for the next 9 months to ensure your tree continues to flourish.

In a few weeks, plant your tree, still in its organic pot, in a large flower pot (one with holes so excess water can drain away) or in a sunny spot in the garden. 

Please note: This deciduous tree will naturally lose its leaves in autumn and remain dormant all winter. Fresh new leaves will grow in spring- it’s well worth the wait. 

Read more about deciduous trees here.

Tree Height

Your Elder tree gift is 45-50cm high, it is quite happy to be lightly pruned in early spring and will reach a height of 2 metres in 10 years, if allowed to grow naturally.

Your parcel travels in a clear eco bag so the couriers and recipients are aware a living tree is inside it and must be opened as soon as possible.