'Black Beauty' Elder

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

'Black Beauty' Elder - Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

Common Name: 'Black Beauty' Elder
Genus: Sambucus
Species: nigra
Cultivar: 'Black Beauty'

The Genus name is derived from an ancient musical instrument that was made from Elder wood.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Good for wildlife, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: BlackFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This fast growing deciduous shrub has almost black leaves. To maintain this foliage colour, it is best to grow Sambucus nigra ‘Black Beauty’ in full sun. Clusters of small, pink flowers are produced in early summer. The purple berries that follow the flowers are often a source of food for birds making Sambucus nigra ‘Black Beauty’ a good choice for a wildlife garden.

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