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Black Lace® Elderberry

Sambucus nigra 'Eva' PP #15,575; CPBR #2633

SKU
03594
Black Lace™ is a stunning development in Elderberry breeding. Intense purple black foliage is finely cut, giving it an effect similar to that of Japanese maple. Creamy pink flowers in spring contrast nicely with the dark leaves. They are followed by blackish red fall berries which can be harvested for making elderberry wine and jam, or left on the plant to attract birds and other wildlife.
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Botanical Pronunciationsam-BYOO-kus NY-gruh
LoreAccording to the Humane Society of America, Sambucus leaves, bark, roots, and buds can be toxic to pets.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring, followed by berries in the fall.
Design IdeasIt can be used as a dramatic accent plant, planted en masse for a trouble free high hedge, or incorporated into the mixed or perennial border. Left alone it will reach up to 8 feet in height, but BLACK LACE™ can also be pruned back each year to fit into more formal settings.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Edible, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

Best in moist soil although will tolerate dry soils. Thrives under acid or alkaline soils. Best if pruned immediately after blooming. May be pruned to the ground each year and treated like a perennial, though this may compromise flowering. This plant will benefit from a good hard pruning as a young plant. Best with high moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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