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Black Tower Elderberry

Sambucus nigra 'EIFFEL 1' PP #23,633

SKU
00408
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationsam-BYOO-kus NY-gruh
LoreThe berries of Sambucus nigra can be harvested for making elderberry wine and jam, or left on the plant to attract birds and other wildlife.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring, followed by berries in the fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Shrub Rose (Rosa); Sweetspire (Itea); Chokeberry (Aronia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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