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Black Tower Elderberry

Sambucus nigra 'Eiffel01'
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POS ID: 168875
Black Tower Elderberry is a wonderful color contrast shrub, with compound foliage that borders on true black, against which the soft pink flowers definitely stand out. This plant grows into a large columnar form that is great for screening.
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Container Size:
2 gallon
 
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Quick Facts

  • Easy care
  • Has ornamental berries
  • Bird friendly

Details

Black Tower Elderberry is a wonderful color contrast shrub, with compound foliage that borders on true black, against which the soft pink flowers definitely stand out. This plant grows into a large columnar form that is great for screening.

Weight: 10 lbs

Container Size: 2 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Edibles

Edible Type

Fruit

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 96 inches

Mature Width

Up to 48 inches

Flower Family

Other

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Bloom Time

Spring

Bloom Color

Pink

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Prune in late winter, only removing dead or weak stems. Minimize pruning for best harvest.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Provide rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soil.

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant thrives in partial to full sun exposure.

Water Needs

Water regularly, about weekly - water more in high heat conditions.

Disease and Pests

fruit-boring insects

USDA Hardiness Zone

4

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