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Sambucus (Elderberry) 'Black Lace'

You will find Elderberry native in many parts of the country and we have them in abundance in our Inland Northwest area. The plants you will find in Garden Centers however have been hybridized to have unusual leaf colors and shapes. The plants flower in the spring with clusters of white or pink blooms, then black, red or white fruit follows. Sambucus form and leaf colors come in a variety of shape and colors but they are fast growing, hardy, drought tolerant, disease and insect resistant, deer resistant, overall a wonderful shrub in your garden. Here is just a sampling of what we will be carrying in our garden center this season.

Sambucus ‘Black Lace’ grows in one of our border gardens. If you have always wanted a Japanese Maple but your garden is to hot or too dry give this variety of Sambucus a try. The leaves are finely divided giving the look of a Japanese maple. Dark, rich purple, divided leaves, with large clusters of pink bloom in the spring, this is a nice shrub for your landscape. Do allow it a large space however as it is fast growing big shrub. Do you have an area you would like screened or are you needing some additional privacy for your property. Fast growing, problem free, hardy and this plant is happy in just about any soil. And a great pollinator. 

Happy in any soil, sun or partial shade, heat tolerant, vigorous and beautiful, one of our most popular plants in the nursery. 

Pick up in the garden center after we open in April.