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Black Lace Elderberry

SKU: AM014047
per Plant - 4" Pot
No longer available this season.
Fabulous black lace foliage marks this ornamental Elderberry from England . Lemon scented pink flowers which give way to clusters of black fruit. (Sambucus)
key features
Botanical Name
Sambucus nigra
Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Privacy
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
60-72" (5-6 feet) tall
Mature Spread
72-96" (5-8 feet) wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


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.)