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Sambucus Nigra 'Black Lace' | Black Elder

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'Sambucus Nigra' 'Black Lace' - 3L Pot

An exceptionally fine form of ornamental elder, with dark purple and finely cut foliage, with pink flowers in early summer. Best gown in full sun to keep the dark colouring. Fully- hardy. And will grow to to several metres if not cut back in the spring. For best foliage colour grow it in full sun, otherwise it can fade to a greenish-bronze. It can be cut back hard each year to maintain a compact plant.


  • Arrives as: 3L Pot
  • Height on Arrival: 2ft
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Fruit Colour: Red/ purple
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1m (3ft)
  • Tolerance: Prefers well drained soil, full sun
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed/ sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Wildlife: Attractive to wildlife/ bees
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Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No