Black Tower Elder

Sambucus racemosa 'Eiffel'

$36.00 + GST

A colourful, hardy, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright, columnar habit of growth. Features dark purple foliage that borders on black, which emerges as a light green in spring, but keeps its black colouring through fall. A beautiful colour contrast between the bright pink blooms in early summer against the black colouring. Glossy purple-black ornamental berries in fall.

TYPE Deciduous Shrub SUN Full Sun to Part Shade
HEIGHT 4 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 4 ft FLOWER Early Summer, Pink
ZONE 3 FRUIT Ornamental Fruit
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Latin Name: Sambucus racemosa 'Eiffel'
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Size:

Medium size shrub

Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Fall Colour:

Black fall colour

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts birds and butterflies

Deer/Rabbit:

Rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as an accent or in a mass planting

Invasive:

Produces suckers

Ornamental Features:

Aromatic

Sun:

Plant in a full sun to part shade location

Drainage:

Requires moist well drained soil

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

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