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Black Lace® Elderberry

Description

  • Enjoy lacy black foliage paired with pink flower clusters.
  • Deer resistant and easy to care for.
  • Make a statement with this stunning and versatile plant.
  • Zones 5-7, sun/part sun, 10′ tall x 10′ wide at maturity.
Zone 5-7
Light part sun/sun
tall

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description Everyone will ask, "What's that?" when you add Black Lace® elderberry (Sambucus nigra) to your garden. It's a truly unique looking shrub that makes a statement wherever you plant it between its black, finely cut, lacy foliage and big pink and white flower clusters. Blooms appear in early summer and give off a light, sweet anise scent. They are often used to infuse and flavor water, or you can make your own elderflower champagne. If left on the plant, and a compatible pollinator is nearby, you'll get a crop of black berries that will be relished by birds and other wildlife. Black Lace elderberry from Proven Winners is a versatile plant that can be left to grow into a large shrub, trained into a tree-like habit, or cut back each year to behave more like a foliage perennial (if you choose this method, do note that it won't flower, as it blooms on old wood). It's really up to your imagination how to use this striking plant! If you want berries to form on this elderberry, you need to plant a different variety to pollinate it - you can choose from Black Beauty, Instant Karma, and Laced Up. Plant them anywhere within 50' of another, though closer is preferable to ensure the best pollination. Both plants will get berries. *Berries should only be used for ornamental purposes, not to be ingested. Details Botanical name: Sambucus nigra 'Eva'
Patent #: USPP 15,575
Common name: Elderberry
Zone: 5 - 7
Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x width: 6-10' tall x wide
Flower color: White and pink
Foliage color: Purple-black
Season of Interest: Spring-fall
Uses: Specimen, hedge, perennial gardens, landscaping.
How To Grow Soil: Not finicky about soil, as long as it is well drained. Tolerates occasional wetness and dryness.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs of sun/day). The warmer the climate, the more beneficial shade becomes.
Water: Average.
Space: 6-10' apart, depending on your ultimate goal for the plant.
Fertilizing: Little needed. Apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring if desired.
Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended; nothing else is needed.
Maintenance & Pruning: Avoid cutting plants back/trimming them; rather, prune out branches selectively to attain desired shape. If you want to have berries on your plant, you will need to plant another elderberry of the same species within 50' of this one. Not recommended for hot climates.

Customer Reviews

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G.S. (South Carolina)

Black Lace® Elderberry

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S.H.W.
Black lace elderberry

The up side is, it is alive! The down side is, it doesn't look too pleased. The lemon elderberry, which is planted about 10 feet away, is doing much better. I am hoping the plant is moping because fall is coming, but I am not the best gardener, and I feel worried!

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L.S. (Texas)
Growing well—Lots of sun but green growth

See above.

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D.D.
Survivors!

Two of our Black Lace were in a box that looked like it had been run over and the plants were looking really dead, but they survived and are looking fine. Tough guys (gals). GGB is great to work with.

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N.H. (Oregon)

Surviving the heat well. Even growing a little ?