Black Tower Elderberry
Sambucus nigra 'EIFFEL 1' PP #23,633
Pronunciation: sam-BYOO-kus NY-gruh
|Description||The fantastic burgundy colored foliage on this upright shrub creates a garden spire to behold. Softly cut edges provide an elegant texture. Bright pink flowers are followed by blackish red berries that provide seasonal forage for wildlife. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring, followed by berries in the fall.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Sweetspire (Itea); Chokeberry (Aronia)|
|Care||Thrives in enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils; adaptable to drier soils once established. Fertilize and prune out dead or weakened stems in early spring. Can be pruned lightly to reshape and can be hard-pruned to rejuvenate; best if done after bloom period, however for best berry crop, minimize pruning.|
|Lore||The berries of Sambucus nigra can be harvested for making elderberry wine and jam, or left on the plant to attract birds and other wildlife.|
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