Elderberry, Black Lace

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Sambucus nigra

Beautiful ornamental with lace-like purplish black foliage and pink flowers. Very productive, good sized clusters of black elderberries, known for their medicinal value. Used for everything from cough syrup to making a divine liqueur. Somewhat deer resistant, if only because of the height. Prefers moist soils, can be grown in sun or shade. This plant is a true showpiece and is often planted as a central focal point in yards and gardens.

USDA Zone: 4-8

Pollination: Self-fertile but will produce more berries with a second S. nigra plant nearby.

Time to productivity: 2-3 years after planting.

Ripening time: August or September

Size: Up to 12′ tall.

 

Description

Sambucus nigra. Beautiful ornamental with lace-like purplish black foliage and pink flowers. Very productive of black fruits, know for their medicinal value. Used for everything from cough syrup to making a divine liqueur. Somewhat deer resistant, if only because of the height. Prefers moist soils in sun or shade but color will be stronger in sun. Black Lace elderberry is a shrub growing to about 12 ft. tall. Zone 4-7.

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