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Elderberry - Black Lace (TM) PP15575 / Size 1
Black Lace Elderberry / Sambucus

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6" - 10" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $8.95

Product Code: ELDBLK1

Sambucus nigra 'Eva' Black Lace (TM) Elderberry
Plant Patent #15575

Overall Description

Black Lace (tm) is known for its deep, dark purple foliage (similar to the leaves on a Japanese Maple) and its blackish-red elderberries. These berries have been used for a multitude of purposes including pie fillings, jams, and also to help boost the body's immunity. Black Lace (tm) Elderberry is considered a self-pollinating variety, but berry production can be maximized by the use of at least one other Sambucus cultivar planted in the same proximity as Black Lace (tm).

This upright, deciduous shrub grows small pink flower clusters and tends to have almost a lemon scent, making it not only an eye catcher (with the foliage staying the same dark purple throughout the growing season) but also very aromatic and pleasant to the smell. With this shrub, plant fullness benefits greatly from regular pruning.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 6 - 8 ft

--Mature Width : 6 - 8 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 10" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 7 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade

--Soil Preference :
Medium to moist soil - well drained, but will adapt to many soil options. Prefers high organic content.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous - Dark purple/black fine textured leaves ( very similar to Japanese Maple ).

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers and Berries - tiny pink flowers followed by clusters of dark red (almost black) elderberries. Although these are considered self-pollinating, the amount of berries produced will increase with more than one cultivar planted in the area.

--Diseases / Insects :
Spider mites, aphids, and powdery mildew are common diseases/insects to watch out for.

--Recommended Spacing :
No recommended spacing

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4- 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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