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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Beauty'

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Rich, dark foliage

A fantastic addition to mixed borders

Beautifully contrasting light pink flowers

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An outstanding black elder with rich, dark foliage and beautifully contrasting light pink flowers in early summer. Forming a large shrub or small tree, Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Beauty' is a fantastic addition to mixed borders and works well with any colour scheme! Clusters of black elderberry fruits appear from late summer which are attractive to birds and other wildlife. Easy to grow and tolerant of most soils, this deciduous shrub copes well with hard-pruning, making it easy to manage in any sized garden. Height and spread: 5m (16').

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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Height Up to 250cm (99in)
Spread Up to 120cm (47in)

Hardy Shrub

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sun or semi shade

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2 x 9cm Potted Plants (KA7895)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (Height 30cm+) (80331)
1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KA7533)

Sambucus plants thrive on any moist but well drained soil, even coping in shallow, chalky conditions. Choose a position in sun or dappled shade.
Feed and water Elder plants until well established. Sambucus requires little maintenance but may be pruned in spring to restrict its size to the space available. If necessary, Elder plants will respond well to hard pruning, which promotes plenty of fresh growth.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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