Sambucus nigra Black Beauty is a wonderfully robust shrub, with very attractive, finely divided purple-black foliage. It bears superb, compound heads of tiny, light pink, lemon scented blooms in late spring.
A lovely ornamental form of native Elderberry with attractive foliage that adds movement when caught in a breeze, it is ideal for the back of a border where its dark colour can compliment brighter coloured plants. The pink flower clusters blend well with the leaf shading.
Place in front of a light-coloured wall or fence, and if possible in full sun because this will deepen the foliage colour. It is also a fine candidate for a large container.
Pot Size: 3L
Common name: Black Lace Elder
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 600cm x 300cm after 5-10 years
Preferred Soil Type: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil
Aspect: Full sun or partial shade
Flowering Period: June - July
Care: Due to the robust nature of this shrub, it can be hard pruned to avoid woody growth.