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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'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.
4 Reviews

Perfect for wildlife gardens

Dense and Compact

Dark green to burgundy leaves at winter to dazzling pink blooms in the summer.

1 sambucus plant in 3.5 litre pot £14.99 Despatch: by end of January 2020
2 sambucus plants in 3.5 litre pots £27.98 Despatch: by end of January 2020
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews
This ornamental Elder is a superb shrub for small and medium sized gardens. Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower' is dense and compact, with an upright column like habit, making it ideal for smaller garden borders, or as a stand alone specimen. Its leaves emerge green in colour, then change to deep burgundy. In summer the bush is covered in clusters of small pink flowers carried in large panicles. Dark glossy berries grow in late summer and provide a great food source for garden birds in autumn. Height: 2.5m (8’). Spread: 1.2m (4’).

Specimen Plant, Wildlife Gardens, Cottage Gardens


sun or semi shade

250cm (99in)

120cm (47in)

1 Sambucus Plant In 3.5 Litre Pot (V63315)
2 Sambucus Plants In 3.5 Litre Pots (V63393P)

Flowering Months
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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