Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva' (PBR)

black elder (syn. Sambucus Black Lace)

Eventual height & spread

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva' (PBR)

black elder (syn. Sambucus Black Lace)

  • 2 litre pot
  • £20.79 £25.99
  • available to order from late spring
  • 12 litre pot | 80 - 100cm tall
  • £75.99 £94.99
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
  • 12 litre pot | 1.2 - 1.5m tall
  • £131.99 £164.99
  • available to order from late spring
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Striking almost black, dissected foliage and from May to June pale pink, musk-scented blooms emerge from beautiful creamy-pink buds. It makes an excellent shrub for all styles of gardens and has the added bonus of having blackish-red berries in autumn which are attractive to birds and when ripe can be used to make a wonderful wine. For best foliage colour grow it in full sun, otherwise it can fade to a greenish-bronze.

  • Garden care: To achieve the best foliage effect cut back to ground level each year in early spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.
  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten; fruit/flowers edible if cooked