Sambucus nigra Black

Sambucus nigra Black Beauty ©Trevor Smith -
©Trevor Smith –

Zones: 4 – 8
Bloom Time: Early summer
Height: 8’ – 15’

Black lace elder likes partial shade, has fragrant pink flowers in early summer that are striking against the lacy dark burgundy foliage, followed by black berries.

The size can be controlled to a lovely bush by cutting it to the ground in the fall.

This bush is great for the back of the border or as a specimen in the dry shade garden.

Learn more HERE.

Suckers should be removed to control spread.