SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Lace'

Commonly known as Common elder

Dramatic dark purple, nearly-black foliage and dissected leaves like a Japanese maple.
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SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Lace'

 
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£14.50 each 
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Delivery Information Normally 3 - 5 days
Courier Only due to the size of this plant.
plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 Litre
  • Deciduous
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright, bushy shrub with stout shoots. produces flowers in flat clusters 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 'Eva'. Easy to grow substitute for Japanese maple. Prune back to ground level each spring and mulch with compost or manure for best foliage effect. Wildlife plant - insects, birds.
  • Pests & Diseases
    black fly infest young shoots and foliage, Verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin
    garden origin. UK. K. Tobutt, Hort. Research International, East Malling, Kent
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Purple
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate 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 - light, citrus fragrance.
  • 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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