Black Beauty® Elderberry - Sambucus nigra - Proven Winners - 4" Pot

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BLACK BEAUTY® (S. nigra 'Gerda ppaf) NEW from England! Intense Purple-Black foliage provides season long interest and color! The unique, massive 10", pink flowers cover the plant in midsummer and emit a light lemon fragrance. A first for Sambucus! Dark purple berries in late summer attract songbirds and can be use to make wine. Use it as a shrub, as a bold perennial or train it into a small tree. It's colorful, versatile and easy to grow. It s finally here - the plant sensation of Europe is available in America. Black Beauty is a breakthrough plant with intriguing dark black foliage. Not only does this plant make Guincho Purple extinct, but it totally changes your perception of Sambucus. The leaf color does not fade to green in summer, but actually gets darker. Loads of lemon scented, rich pink flowers in late June early July that contrast wonderfully with the foliage. Grow it as a shrub, or cut it back each year and use it as a bold perennial. Tons of impulse appeal! Developed by Ken Tobutt and Jacqui Prevette of the HRI - East Malling Research Station in England.
  • Black Beauty™ Elderberry. Sambucus nigra 'Gerda'pp#12305; cbr#2663
  • Height: 4-7 feet
  • Prefers full sun to part-sun
  • Easy to grow
  • Immediate shipping. Size shipped: 4" pot


  • 5
    Lots of new growth

    Posted by KATHLEEN on Apr 17th 2020

    Sambucus 'Black Beauty' was shipped quickly and arrived quickly. It came in a very tiny pot filled with damp soil. The new growth is vigorous. It was raring to get out of its tiny pot and get growing. I repotted it into a large pot immediately, and will allow it to grow larger before planting out in the garden.

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