Elder ‘Black Lace’
Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Mature Size: 6 high x 8 wide
Shrub Form: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Intense purple-black
Flower and Berries: Lemon scented pink flowers, black berries
Growth Rate: Moderate
Uses: Specimen, mass plantings, border edging, hedge
Description: Large upright shrub with intense purple-black foliage, creamy pink flowers, and black berries. Berries can be harvested for making elderberry wine and jam. Makes a dramatic accent or specimen plant.
Ornamental Features: Pink buds open to lemon scented pink flowers in the spring maturing to black berries in late summer. Dark purple finely-cut, lacy foliage all season. Young stems are purple, with older branches being a rough, gray-brown.
Landscape Attributes: Very cold hardy, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright habit of growth. Prune after flowering. Deer and rabbit resistant, and drought tolerant once established. A great choice for attracting birds to your yard.