Sambucus nigra Black Lace AGM
Black Lace Elder

Sambucus nigra Black Lace AGM



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A lovely ornamental form of native Elderberry, Sambucus nigra Black Lace (a.k.a. Eva) is a wonderful robust shrub, with very attractive finely divided purple-black foliage and flat heads of tiny, light pink blooms in June. A recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence.


With attractive foliage that adds movement when caught in a breeze, it is ideal for the back of a border where its dark tones complement brighter coloured plants, or in front of a light-coloured wall or fence. Ideally position in full sun to deepen the foliage colour

  • Flowers: June
  • Hardy
  • All soil types
  • North, South, East or West aspect
  • Full sun or partial shade

Due to the robust nature of this shrub, it can be hard pruned to avoid woody growth.