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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 - 4" pot

Price: $32.95

Sale: $16.48

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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.)
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Hydrangea Nikko Blue

    Hydrangea Nikko Blue

  • Blueberry Berkeley

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  • Bypass Pruners

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Reviews

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Elderberry Black Lace
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Turned into a Beautiful Big Plant!

        By Plant Lover

        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

          By wjpcsp

          from Fair Grove, MO

          Verified Reviewer

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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 jt

                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

                    By PattiP

                    from CT

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • It Was Dead When It Got H

                      Best Uses

                        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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