Black Lace» is a stunning development in Elderberry breeding. Intense purple black foliage is finely cut, giving it an effect similar to that of Japanese maple. They are followed by blackish red fall berries which can be harvested for making elderberry wine and jam, or left on the plant to attract birds and other wildlife.
Its intriguing dark foliage is finely cut like that of Japanese maple. Matures at 8-12 feet in height.
Creamy pink flowers in spring contrast nicely with the dark leaves. Leaf color does not fade to green in summer but actually gets darker.
It can be used as a dramatic accent plant, planted en masse for a trouble free high hedge, or incorporated into the mixed or perennial border. Left alone it will reach up to 8 feet in height, but BLACK LACE» can also be pruned back each year to fit into more formal settings.