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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla Black Lace = 'Eva'

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla Black Lace = 'Eva' Elder

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RHS Award of Garden Merit
£14.99 0850036014 Category: Plants > Shrubs > Deciduous Shrubs
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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Lace' (purple elder) is a recent introduction to the elder scene with gorgeous lacy dark purple foliage. Musk-scented soft pink flowerheads appear in May and June followed by edible black berries. A delicious pink cordial can be made from the flowers and excellent wine from the berries. Unpruned it will make a magnificent large shrub to 4-5m high, a spectacular sight in full flower. Alternatively, to keep it compact, to around 1.5-1.8m, and promote larger, even more impressive leaves, it can be pruned hard in late winter, making a superb foliage plant for a mixed border.

Thrives in any reasonable soil, with best foliage colour in full sun.

RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Berry colour Black
Botanical name Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla
Common name Elder
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Pink
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Purple
Fragrance Y
Guarantee Lifetime Guarantee
Habit Bushy
Plant breeders' rights code 'Eva'
Plant type Deciduous Shrubs
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Time to maturity 5 - 10 years
Ultimate height 2.6m - 4m
Ultimate spread 1.6m - 2.5m

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