Young plants are best planted in autumn, and bare-root plants can be planted any time between September and March, if the ground isn’t frozen.
Not fussy with the amount of sunlight, they can grow in full sun, partial shade, or full shade. Keep it growing its best by mulching every year with well-rotted organic matter or leaf mould made from fallen autumn leaves.
When growing elder, pruning it every year in spring will help the shrub to stay in good shape. It’s ideal to cut back some stems down to the stump because new growth results in more of a show in colour and size.