'Black Lace' Elder

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

'Black Lace' Elder - Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

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

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: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 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 deciduous shrub has almost black, finely divided leaves. To maintain this foliage colour, it is best to grow Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’ 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 Lace’ a good choice for a wildlife garden.

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