Elder ‘Black Tower’
Sambucus nigra ‘Eiffel’
Exposure: Sun or Partial Shade
Mature Size: 8 high x 4 wide
Shrub Form: Narrowly upright and columnar
Foliage Color: Intense purple-black
Flower and Berries: Fragrant soft pink flowers, black berries
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast
Uses: Specimen, hedge/screen
Description: An upright, columnar shrub with purple-black foliage, shell pink flowers, and black ornamental berries. Makes a dramatic screen/hedge and a great specimen plant for smaller landscapes.
Ornamental Features: Purple-black foliage throughout the season emerges light green in the spring. Rose buds open up to large clusters of fragrant two-toned shell pink flowers held atop branches in early summer and mature to black berries in early fall.
Landscape Attributes: Multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar habit of growth. Low maintenance; prune after flowering. Deer and rabbit resistant. Great choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard.