SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Lace'

Commonly known as Common elder

Dramatic dark purple, nearly-black foliage and dissected leaves like a Japanese maple.
Further Reading....
  • 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

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Black Lace'

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£16.00 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £13.00 each
Also Large £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Normally 3 - 5 days
Courier Only due to the size of this plant.
Due to limitations imposed by couriers, taller items
might have to pruned to reduce height prior to dispatch.
  • 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
    Border
    Suitable for a large shrub border
    Coastal / windswept
    Cottage garden
  • 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.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Light, citrus fragrance.
  • 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)
 

Useful extras...

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