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Elderberry Black Lace

Dark maroon foliage contrasts wonderfully with bright pink flowers, making this deer-resistant shrub a must-have in the garden! (Sambucus nigra)
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Plant - 3" pot

Price: $29.95

Sale: $22.47

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 60-72" (5-6 feet) tall, 72-96" wide (5-6') wide
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 1SAMBG
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
Estimated 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 Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hedge / Screen, Borders
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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.)
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Reviews

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Elderberry Black Lace
 
3.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

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        2.0

        Second attempt to grow this plant

        By wjpcsp

        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!

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Beautiful plant

              By jt

              from Portland, Maine

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Gorgeous Plant
              • Grew Tall The First Year

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                  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

                  By PattiP

                  from CT

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                  Pros

                    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 Plant lover

                      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 Marina

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

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