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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

SAMBUCUS nigra

Commonly known as Black elder, Common elder, Pipe tree

Cream coloured fragrant flowers and black fruits

  • Deciduous - pinnate leaves to 25cm (10in) long, each having 5 oval, toothed, mid-green leaflets.
  • White
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 6m (20ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright, bushy shrub with stout shoots. Produces flowers in flattened panicles to 20cm (8in) across followed by spherical, glossy, black fruit.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - UK native. Wildlife plant - insects, birds.
  • Pests & Diseases - black fly infest the young shoots and foliage.
  • Place of origin - Europe, north Africa, south-west Asia.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - musk-scented.
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile, humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

Buy Varieties of SAMBUCUS nigra

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Aurea'

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Aurea'  >


Commonly known as: Golden elder.
Golden-yellow leaves
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Beauty'

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Beauty'  >


Commonly known as: Common elder.
Dramatic dark purple foliage which appears almost black from a distance. Creamy pink buds and flowers are followed by blackish red berries
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Lace'

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Lace'  >


Commonly known as: Common elder.
Dramatic dark purple, nearly-black foliage and dissected leaves like a Japanese maple.
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Also Specimen £55.00 each

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Golden Tower'

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Golden Tower'  >


Commonly known as: Common elder.
Deeply cut bright golden leaves. Upright and narrow habit
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Specimen £55.00 each
Notify me when this plant is available to order
Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Guincho Purple'

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Guincho Purple'  >


Commonly known as: Purple-leaved elder.
Deep blackish purple leaves turning red in autumn, pink-tinged flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

SAMBUCUS nigra laciniata  AWARD

SAMBUCUS nigra laciniata  >


Commonly known as: Cut-leaved elder, Fern-leaved elder.
Finely divided fern-like leaves
Multibuy Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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