Black elder (syn. Black Lace)

Sambucus nigra 'Eva'

Black elder  (syn. Black Lace) - Sambucus nigra  'Eva'

Common Name: Black elder (syn. Black Lace)
Genus: Sambucus
Species: nigra
Cultivar: 'Eva'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, 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: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This recent introduction has almost black dissected foliage and from May to June pale pink blooms emerge from beautiful creamy-pink buds. It makes an excellent shrub for all styles of gardens and has the added bonus of having blackish-red berries in autumn which are attractive to birds.

  • Garden care: To achieve the best foliage effect cut back to ground level each year in early spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.


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