Black Beauty Elder

Black Beauty Elder

Sambucus nigra 'Gerda'

$39.00$99.00 + GST

A hardy, fast growing, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright, spreading habit of growth. Features serrated dark purple foliage throughout the season that keeps its colour through fall. Produces attractive clusters of tiny, soft pink blooms with a lemon scent in late spring to early summer, turning to small ornamental deep purple berries in fall. Proven Winners plant.

TYPE Deciduous Shrub SUN Full Sun to Part Shade
HEIGHT 8 ft SOIL Well Drained
SPREAD 6 ft FLOWER Spring, Pink
ZONE 3 FRUIT Ornamental Fruit
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Latin Name: Sambucus nigra 'Gerda'
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Size:

Medium size shrub

Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Fall Colour:

Purple fall colour

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts birds

Deer/Rabbit:

Rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as an accent or in a mass planting

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Invasive:

Produces suckers

Ornamental Features:

Aromatic

Sun:

Plant in a full sun to part shade location

Drainage:

Requires moist well drained soil

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant once established

Pollution Tolerance:

Highly tolerant of urban pollution

Maintenance:

High maintenance

Pruning:

Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed

Additional information

Pot Size

#2 Pot, #5 Pot, #10 Pot

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