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Sambucus nigra produces purplish-black berries that hang in heavy bunches are mildly poisonous if eaten raw but they are edible after cooking

Native trees and shrubs - part four

Knowing your native Sambucus and Sorbus can help to unlock a variety of potential income opportunities, Sally Drury explains.

Malus transitoria

Hardy Plant Focus: Crab apple (Malus) — star billing for showy fruits

Crab apples should have star billing in their own right because they often give them one more season of interest and provide nourishment for birds and other wildlife in autumn and winter.

Crategus schraderiana berries and foliage

Hardy Plant Focus: Hawthorn (Crataegus) — fragrant flowers and tasty haws

One of the great joys of May is coming across our native hawthorn Crataegus monogyna (below), bedecked in her frothy, fragrant flowers.


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