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Elderberry Thundercloud

Bring true drama to the garden with this large shrub, growing to be 8-10' tall! Chocolate-purple foliage brings forth beautiful red buds, opening up to pink blooms in the late spring. Perfect for adding privacy or building a "garden room!" (Sambucus nigra)

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 96-120" tall (8-10'), 96-120" wide (8-10')
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 2SAMBG
Common Name Elderberry
Botanical Name Sambucus nigra
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 96-120" tall (8-10')
Estimated Mature Spread 96-120" wide (8-10')
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Purple
Foliage Chocolate purple foliage
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hedge / Screen, Borders
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Bypass Pruners

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  • Hydrangea Annabelle

    Hydrangea Annabelle

Description
This one grows to a towering 8 or 10 feet with head-turning foliage that most people describe as chocolate purple. The buds are red, and the flowers pink.

The Elderberries, Sambucus spp., have always been giant, white-flowering natives with blooms much like Queen Anne's Lace. There is one main species in North America, and another in Europe, both very tall plants. As often happens, the Europeans have made something very special from something very common, with incredible new hybrids of their species. These are spectacular tall plants with dark foliage. You might confuse them with a very finely-cut Japanese maple. But then, once you see the stunning pink flowers, you'd know this is something else again! This new plant will create a big exotic show in your yard! They love moisture, but will adapt to drier areas. Be the first in the neighborhood to have one. (By the way, the birds love the berries that follow the bloom.)

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Bypass Pruners

    Bypass Pruners

  • Hydrangea Annabelle

    Hydrangea Annabelle

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Died before fall

By issac

from upstate ny

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Pros

  • Pretty When It Was Alive

Cons

  • Died Cared For Well

Best Uses

    Comments about Elderberry Thundercloud, Elderberry Thundercloud:

    I'd love to have had the plant grow, it looked good. Is there a chance for a refund?

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    How-To Guides
    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    • Bypass Pruners

      Bypass Pruners

    • Hydrangea Annabelle

      Hydrangea Annabelle

    Shipping

    Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    • Bypass Pruners

      Bypass Pruners

    • Hydrangea Annabelle

      Hydrangea Annabelle

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