Guincho Purple Elderberry
Guincho Purple Elderberry is a beautiful ornamental and fruiting shrub. This unique, purple-leafed form of Elderberry bears good crops of tasty, shiny black berries. Guincho Purple is prized for its wine-purple foliage, which contrasts beautifully with its large clusters of pink-tinted flowers.
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: European Elderberries are hardy to minus 25 F.
Bearing Age: 2 -3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 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