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Out of Season Black Lace Elderberry
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Black Lace Elderberry

Attracts Birds and Butterflies

Easy-to-grow shrub has it all-colorful foliage, pretty flowers and attracts butterflies. Black Lace Elderberry is now available in a gallon pot and shipping now. This shrub's foliage is such a dark shade of purple, it appears black at times and sets a striking backdrop for the 10-inch clusters of dainty pink flowers that bloom in early summer. Blossoms have a light lemony scent. Grows 6-8 ft. tall. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Deer tend to avoid this plant. Potted. Zones 4-7. PP15575

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  • Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra 'Eva' PP15575
  • Height: 6 - 8 feet
  • Spacing: 6 - 8 feet
  • Spread: 6 - 8 feet
  • Light Required: Sun (for best color) to partial shade.
  • Pollinator: Elderberries fruit best when you plant at least two different varieties within 60 feet of each other.
  • Color: Rich purple with 10-inch clusters of pink flowers.
  • Foliage: Purple lacy foliage.
  • Blooms: Early summer
  • Fruit: Glossy, dark berries.
  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Form: Bush
  • Soil Requirements: Moist, humus-enriched, well-drained soil, will adapt to drier conditions.
  • Pruning: It takes pruning well. You may keep it any size you wish, though flowering is more prolific if heavy pruning is only done every third year.
  • Comments: Attracts 51 bird species. An all-round great plant! It has beautiful lacy foliage of purple so rich it appears black, huge clusters of pink flowers that attract butterflies in early summer, and glossy berries that feed a multitude of birds in early winter. Very easy to grow, and an annual pruning will keep it any size you want. Wow!

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