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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Lace'Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla Eva, Elder

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
1 sambucus plant in 3.5 litre pot £15.99 Out of Stock
2 sambucus plants in 3.5 litre pots £26.98 Out of Stock
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
The spectacular fine cut leaves of Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Lace' are dark purple that then change to deep red in the autumn. In the summer, the shrub is covered in lovely clusters of small scented pink flowers, which then are later replaced by glossy black berries, that are a great food source for garden birds. It is a great hardy, deciduous shrub for borders and is a good choice for a wide range of gardens including; woodland gardens, wildlife gardens, cottage gardens and also contemporary gardens. This ornamental Elder has been bred from our native Elder, and is very easy to maintain and does well in most conditions, but a sunny position will create the optimum leaf colour. Height: 3m (10’). Spread: 2m (6’).

Specimen Plant, Wildlife Gardens, Cottage Gardens

Hardy

sun or semi shade

300cm (119in)

200cm (79in)

RHS AGM

1 Sambucus Plant In 3.5 Litre Pot (V63314)
2 Sambucus Plants In 3.5 Litre Pots (V63392P)

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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.
Sambucus plants thrive on any moist but well drained soil, even coping in shallow, chalky conditions. Choose a position in sun or dappled shade.

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