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Black Lace Elderberry

Birds flock to its berries

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  • SKU: 60782
  • Zones: 4-7
  • Height: 6 - 8 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Early summer (June-July)
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Black Lace Elderberry

Description
A berry-bearing shrub with colossal 10" clusters of pink blooms, gorgeous lacy foliage and a light lemony scent? Black Lace Elderberry boasts all this—and more. Its delicate, rich purple foliage is so dark that it looks almost black. Its flowers attract butterflies in early summer before producing berries eaten by more than 50 bird species. The shrub is sturdy and easily grown. While it prefers a moist, well-drained soil with a large humus component, it adapts to drier conditions. Because it accepts pruning well, it can be kept at any size, although it flowers more if heavily pruned only every third year. Deer tend to avoid. Ships now, already established in a garden-ready gallon pot. PP15575.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameSambucus nigra 'Eva' PP#15,575
  • Ships As1 GALLON
  • Height6 - 8 feet
  • Spacing6 - 8 feet
  • Spread6 - 8 feet
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color Descriptionpink
  • Foliage TypePinnate, usually 5 leaflets with serrated edges. Young foliage starts out pale green with a hint of purple before turning a dark purple.
  • Bloom TimeEarly summer (June-July)
  • Flower FormFlat umbel-like cymes up to 8" across made up of dozens of tiny star-like flowers.
  • Soil RequirementsMoist, well drained soil.
  • Growth RateModerate to fast.
  • PruningCan spread by suckering, remove to control growth, also prune to almost ground level in late fall to keep in nice shape and size. Late fall or early spring.
  • Winter CareNone special.
  • Additional InformationAccording to the Humane Society of America, elderberry can be toxic to pets if consumed.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI OR PR
  • Zones4-7
  • Planting InstructionsLeaf color is best planted in full sun.
Shipping

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule

Zone

  Bulbs, Potted Plants and &  
   Perennials  

1A-5B  9/4/18 - 11/02/18 
6A-10B  9/4/18 - 11/16/18 
  Last Order Date   Zones 1-5: 10/29/2018
Zones 6-10: 11/12/2018



*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

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