SAMBUCUS nigra 'Guincho Purple'

Commonly known as Purple-leaved elder

Deep blackish purple leaves turning red in autumn, pink-tinged flowers
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SAMBUCUS nigra 'Guincho Purple'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£14.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £12.00 each
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
  • Deciduous
    Leaves to 25cm (10in) long, each with 5 toothed leaflets.
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • 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 fruits.
  • 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
    Retains colour best in dappled 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 - f. porphyrophylla 'Guincho Purple'. Prune back to ground level each year in spring and mulch with compost or manure for best foliage colour. Wildlife plant - insects, birds.
  • Pests & Diseases
    black fly infest young shoots and foliage, Verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin
    found in Scotland c1957. Developed at Guincho Garden, County Down, N. Ireland.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Black
  • 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
  • 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
6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

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