Black Lace Leaf Elder. Large 10 litre pot plants
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Sambucus nigra Black Lace. Eva.
is a deciduous shrub or small tree, with deep purple finely cut foliage from spring to autumn and flat heads of small, pinkish-purple flowers, followed by purple-black berries.
You can make wine or jam or leave them on the plants and enjoy the birds who come to feed.
If you didn't know better, you would mistake Black Lace for a Japanese maple, but unlike Japanese maples Sambucus Black Lace (10 litre plants 100cm) is an easy growing, durable shrub.
To produce the best coloured leaves, prune hard back every year in early spring. Deciduous.
Soil: Acid, Alkaline or Neutral. Moist but well-drained or well-drained. Chalk, Clay, Loam or Sand.
Aspect: All aspects. Exposed or Sheltered.
Flowers: Pink in Summer.
Fruits: Dark Black and Dark Purple in Autumn.
Suggested Plant Uses: Coastal, Hedging / Screens, Low Maintenance or Wildlife Gardens.