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
Further Reading....
  • 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

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Beauty'

 
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  • 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
    Border
    Suitable for a large shrub border
    Coastal / windswept
    Cottage garden
  • 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.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Citrus-scented.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets) fruit/flowers safe for people if cooked
  • 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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