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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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  • Deciduous - pinnate leaves to 25cm (10in) long, each with 5 ovate, 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 - - 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 -
  • 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, humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

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