Elderberry Black Lace

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Dark maroon foliage contrasts wonderfully with bright pink flowers, making this deer-resistant shrub a must-have in the garden! (Sambucus nigra)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Hedge / Screen
Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 60-72" (5-6 feet) tall, 72-96" wide (5-6') wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
SKU 1SAMBG
The Elderberries, Sambucus, 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 an incredible new hybrid of their species, named Black Lace. This is a spectacular 8 ft. plant with dark maroon foliage, which you might confuse 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! Be the first in the neighborhood to have one. (By the way, the birds love the berries that follow the bloom.)
Associated SKUs
1SAMBG
1SAMB (Plant - 4" pot) - Out of stock.
1SSAMB (Plant - 4" pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Elderberry
Botanical Name Sambucus nigra
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 60-72" (5-6 feet) tall
Estimated Mature Spread 72-96" wide (5-6') wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Birds, Hedge / Screen
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

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Elderberry Black Lace
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

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    • Was this a gift?:
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Turned into a Beautiful Big Plant!

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from Shady Cove, OR

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Pros

  • Beautiful flowers
  • Beautiful foliage
  • Conversation piece
  • Easy care
  • Easy To Prune
  • Takes Sun Or Shade

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden accent
    • In Floral Arrangements

    Comments about Elderberry Black Lace:

    Updating my review from March of 2012. The tiny plant received in Fall of 2011 took one year to start to hit its stride, and became a very big, beautiful bush by 2013. It is two to three times bigger than a 1-gallon plant of the same bush I bought at a local nursery before this one was received. It does get quite large but can be cut back to any size and doesn't mind it at all. Everyone who visits my garden loves it and wants to know what it is. Conditioning the leaves and putting them in a vase with lighter colored flowers lets us enjoy it inside as well as outside. It survived a week of 0° to 25° cold this winter with no damage at all.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Second attempt to grow this plant

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    from Fair Grove, MO

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          Comments about Elderberry Black Lace:

          Plants were very small and in poor condition upon arrival in early summer I put them in pots first and babied them. They have grown very little but we have planted them in the ground now. Will need to continue extra care. Hope they make beautiful flowering shrubs!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Beautiful plant

          By 

          from Portland, Maine

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Gorgeous Plant
          • Grew Tall The First Year

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elderberry Black Lace:

              I have been pleased with this plant since it arrived. I hope I see some berries next year.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Dead on arrival

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              from CT

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                Cons

                • It Was Dead When It Got H

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                  Comments about Elderberry Black Lace:

                  Very disappointed

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  So Far So Good

                  By 

                  from Shady Cove, OR

                  Pros

                  • Survived the winter

                  Cons

                  • None yet

                  Best Uses

                  • Accent plant

                  Comments about Elderberry Black Lace:

                  The plant I received in fall 2011 had two small canes, one of which was broken in shipment 1/2 way down. As of 3/28/2012, the unbroken cane has new growth, the second one has none. I hope once the weather warms up it'll send up more shoots and become a big bushy plant.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By 

                  from Edgewater, NJ

                  Comments about Elderberry Black Lace:

                  I am new to gardening and I absolutely love it! Easy to plant, no maintanece! Thank you!

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                  To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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