Whether you’re planning to make elderberry jam or design a wildlife-friendly garden: Sambucus Black Lace is a real all-rounder. This elderflower tree has unique, black, deeply incised leaves, contrasting beautifully with the abundant flowers you’ll see in spring. A nice bonus is the blackcurrants that replace the flowers when the time comes and which you can use to make a delicious elderberry jam.
The unique shape of the leaves makes Sambucus nigra Black Lace look less like common elderberry and has something special to offer to every garden design. Use it as a solitary shrub or add it to the perennial border. Black Lace lends itself to easy pruning, making it the perfect plant for small gardens as well.
How to care for Sambucus Black Lace:
Black Lace is hardy up to -22 ºC, grows quickly and is very suitable for container cultivation. It grows best in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. This Sambucus superhero has no problems with clay soil either!
- Beautiful dark purple foliage
- Laciniate foliage
- Very rich flowering
- Edible, black berries