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
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SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Beauty'

 
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  • Deciduous
    Leaves to 25cm (10in) long, each having 5 toothed leaflets.
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Creamy pink
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Produces flat clusters of flowers to 15cm (6in) across.
  • 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 - syn. f. porphyrophylla 'Gerda'. Cut back to ground level in early spring and apply thick mulch of compost or manure to acheive best colour. Wildlife plant - insects, birds.
  • Pests & Diseases
    black fly infest young shoots and foliage, Verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin
    UK. Developed at Hort. Research International, East Malling.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate see photos above
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers - citrus-scented.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Bird friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Sambucus - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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