Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Overview

Very finely cut, almost black foliage, which is the perfect foil to the pink-flushed blooms. Red-black elderberries follow the flowers in mid-late summer. In autumn, its leaves turn a rich red. 

Height and spread: 6m x 6m

Prune hard in early winter or early spring. Can be cut down to ground level each year if you want to keep it as a small shrub.

Like its cousin, the common elder, the flowers and fruits can be cooked and used in drinks.

Common name(s): Black Elder


Picture courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society

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