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Sambucus nigra - 'Black Beauty' (Purple Elder)

Sambucus nigra - 'Black Beauty' (Purple Elder)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer), Purple Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Sambucus nigra:

  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant

Weaknesses of Sambucus nigra

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Sambucus nigra:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
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bushes and trees for fast growing screening
plants for pots and containers
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