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Sambucus Plant

Sambucus Nigra 'Black Lace' Plant (3L Pot)

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RRP: 19.99
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Sambucus Plant - Description

  • Potted Sambucus Plants
  • Common Name: Black Elder or Black Elderberry
  • Sambucus Nigra Black Lace
  • Large, Deciduous Garden Plant
  • Called 'Gerda' or 'Black Beauty'
  • Plant Size: 40 - 50cm
  • Bare Root Plants
  • Plant Age: 2 Years Old Transplant
  • 2-3 Branching Stems
  • Pot Size: 3L

Sambucus Plant - Characteristics

  • Excellent plant offers colour & interest from Spring to Autumn
  • Black / purple foliage appear in Spring
  • Flower: Flat flower heads with clusters of small pinkish white blooms
  • Flowering period: June
  • Foliage: Fine, serrated leaf
  • Slightly fragrant blooms
  • Habit: Tall, arching & open canopy
  • Mature size: 2 x 4m
  • Spacing: 2m apart
  • Grow rate: Fast
  • Frost hardy

Sambucus Plant - Care

  • Happy in all soil types
  • Requires watering in the first year
  • Prune back hard when young to encourage a stronger plant & better growth
  • Happy in sun or partial shade
  • Plants are easy to propagate from hardwood cuttings made in Autumn

Sambucus Plant - Uses

  • Dark foliage makes for an excellent specimen plant
  • Suited to coastal areas
  • Can be used as an informal hedge
  • Sambucus companion plants: Pittosporum Silver Queen, Weiglia Purpurea, Acer Palmatum & Santolina
  • Suited to the back or middle of borders
  • Grow in large gardens
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Received this plant in a good healthy condition - have repotted into a bigger pot for the time being and will transplant into the ground once it has established more. Looking forward to seeing it flourish. I would definitely recommend paying for the express postage on plants as they arrived in much better condition than an earlier order which had standard free delivery
Lovely healthy plant.
Lovely healthy plant. Very happy.
Lovely healthy plant. Very pleased
Excellent value for money. Good sized healthy looking shrub. Quick delivery. Delighted with purchase
Ordered black alder, blackthorn, white thorn and guilder rose. All arrived in good condition - look good healthy plants. Quick delivery and reasonably well packaged. Good price. Would recommend.

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