Sambucus Black Lace®

1-Quart
Item #36998
$30.95
Buy 3+ at $27.95 ea.
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Description

Looks like a Japanese Maple with Cherry Blossom Blooms

A breeding breakthrough 10 years in the making

Love Japanese maples but live too far north to grow them? Let Sambucus Black Lace® be the gorgeous substitute. With its deeply cut leaves of charcoal, PLUS 6-inch clusters of blooms and vibrant autumn berries, this ever-changing beauty is the showpiece of any hedge, border, foundation, or specimen planting.

The foliage is so divided that it has a ferny, lacy look. It emerges rich black and keeps its color right through summer's heat, playing backdrop in early summer to masses of deep pink buds that open to bright, creamy pink blooms. The flowers are held in clusters about 6 inches wide—very showy indeed against the charcoal foliage.

The early-summer flowers are followed by blackish-red berries that stand out beautifully against the leaves as summer turns to fall. The berries attract songbirds to this shrub, adding even more color to the garden. You can't beat Black Lace™ for ever-changing beauty.

This remarkable breeding breakthrough is the result of 10 years' breeding work, and has already created a sensation in Western Europe, where it is the shrub to grow these days. Black Lace™ gives you all the beauty of a Japanese maple, yet is hardy through zone 4 in the north. It withstands cold winds, very low temperatures, and even partial shade without losing a bit of its appeal.

Sambucus Black Lace® would make a perfect hedge, foundation planting, border standout, or specimen. It reaches 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide, a good size for a variety of landscape uses. Design a garden display around its black leaves and early summer flowers, and it may become a favorite in YOUR landscape.

Details

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Genus Sambucus
Species nigra
Variety 'Eva'
ppaf PP#15,575.
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 7
Bloom Start To End Early Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 6 ft - 8 ft
Plant Width 6 ft - 8 ft
Bloom Size 6 in
Additional Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Flower
Bloom Color Pink
Foliage Color Black, Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Deer Resistance
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Oregon

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 19, 2020

Beautiful Tough Plant

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I bought this plant approximately 4 yrs ago. Planted it in my garden but deer kept eating it and the poor plant could never grow. It is NOT deer resistant. I really thought that it was going to die. Last Fall I decided to dig it up and plant it in a large container on my deck to give it a fighting chance and to keep it from being eaten by deer. It is now Spring and the plant has beautiful lacey leaves growing. It seems as though it will do well in the planter. Hopefully it does not outgrow it in the future.

RGF from MD
April 06, 2020

Beautiful and growing quickly

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This specimen arrived very healthy and took to its temporary home very well. The leaves are gorgeous and he's growing very quickly!

Vh from NC
June 30, 2019

Survives Tough Winters - Looks Beautiful

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

After experiencing one of the coldest winters...30 below temps, not wind chill, actual temps for a week, I did not think my this black lace elderberry would make it, as I did not get it planted until late summer. Imagine my surprise when it came up with a lot of new growth and is now flourishing with wild abandon and a poorly protected area in my back garden. This is one tough little cookie, and so beautiful! Looks gorgeous along the back side of my white house! LOVE THIS PLANT!

LoriMinnesota from MN
January 07, 2017

Exactly what I am looking for

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I hope mine gets taller than the 6ft predicted I have smelled the elderberry flowers before and I love the smell I am planting them at the far edge of my property for privacy, I hope the smell is strong enough that I will be able to smell it across the yard. The previous review makes me very I hopeful.

Rebecca from AR
January 07, 2017

Exactly what I am looking for

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I hope mine gets taller than the 6ft predicted I have smelled the elderberry flowers before and I love the smell I am planting them at the far edge of my property for privacy, I hope the smell is strong enough that I will be able to smell it across the yard. The previous review makes me very I hopeful.

Rebecca from AR

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