Elderflowers/berries in NZ

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petes

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This is mainly directed to those 'down under'.

Read with interest Wades/Allies/Lucs posts - and acknowledge this/these flowers/fruits create heaps of interest on this forum and others.

I'm aware there is a cordial of elder available in specialty shops here.

Any NZ posters able to advise spread of the plant in NZ?

I've been advised it's regarded as noxious here, but for some reason always suspected that information may not be correct - after all it seems to grow pretty freely in northern climes without hinder?
It seems tho to fly under the radar in this country.
Now I see Allie has access.

OT maybe: bit like morinda citrifolia. Exists throughout the Pacific but we don't seem to want to know about it, even tho we have a specialist seed producer here.
 

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Hey Pete,

Elderberries grow easily from cuttings in late summer. I'm doing cuttings later on from the tree I have.. So if you can't find a plant at your local garden centre or online let me know.. I'll post you a rooted cutting.

I've seen the cordial locally.. and thinking I will make a batch using that.. The cordial is $15 a bottle, that way I can save the berries for a wine this year.. and try both recipes..

Allie
 

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Boozehag - there's something there I can't quite reach; would likely get me banned if I recall..........!

Thanks for your offer Allie and the link.
Guessing the cordial is the same one I've seen and had ideas for.....
Another to add to the 'to do' list.

So many on wines the go and so little time to drink them....; that's life.
 

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