Black Lace Elderberry

Black Lace Elderberry

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Sambucus nigra 'Eva'

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.

 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' in height, but BLACK LACE» can also be pruned back each year to fit into more formal settings.              

*Deer Resistant*

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina (336) 857-2131
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Shrub
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 6' - 10'
Spread 4' -8'
Shape Upright
Primary Foliage Color Black
Seasonal Foliage Color Sheds its leaves during colder months
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Pink
Berries Pink
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Zone 7