Black Lace Elderberry
Black Lace Elderberry is a fantastic selection that features deep purple, nearly black leaves and deep pink flowers! Quite the sight when its in bloom. The foliage is finely cut to add to the texture and when mature they can even resemble a well pruned Japanese Maple. And of course the fruit is deep purple, highly nutritious and produced in abundance on this wonderful plant.
Excellent when made into elderberry syrup!
Latin Name: Sambucus nigra
Site and Soil: Elderberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: European Elderberries are partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for heavier crops.
Hardiness: Frost hardy to minus 25 F.
Bearing Age: 2 -3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20-30 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: European Elderberry is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-7, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34, 39