72-96" tall (6-8 feet) x 36-48" wide. A fast-growing, upright shrub with dramatic burgundy foliage, ‘Black Tower’ Elderberry brings a mass of leaves and attractive pink flower clusters to the landscape. Deep purple-red berries follow later in the season, providing food for hungry songbirds who seek shelter within the branches. Elderberries make excellent privacy and wind screens, as they are quick to grow tall and fill out thickly. Tolerant of partial shade and average soils, they are known for their ease of care.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 4" Pot
Black Tower Elderberry PP#23633
Sambucus nigra Black Tower PP#23633
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
72-96" tall (6-8 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Moist / Wet
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Good For Hedge / Screen
Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
Hawaii, Oregon, Wisconsin
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
The leaves and stems are poisonous. According to the Humane Society of America, elderberry can be toxic to pets if consumed.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|