Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla | Black BeautyRegular price $29.00 Save $-29.00
Noted for its striking foliage, Sambucus nigra Black Beauty is an award winning large upright deciduous shrub or small tree which has rich dark lacy foliage that is deeply dissected. The shrub is covered with leaves from spring until autumn. From early summer the plant is covered with a profusion of lemon scented large pinkish purple flowers that are scented lemon which contrast stunningly with the foliage. The flowers give way to purple black berries later in the season. Super tough this is a stunning shrub for the back of mixed borders.
Sambucus nigra performs best in full sun or part shade in moderately fertile soil in moist but well drained soils. The strongest colour of the foliage is in full sun.
You can prune this shrub hard to restrict its size. By pruning this cultivar it will encourage the growth of additional purple leaves. Not fussy about soil
Plants do sucker.
Hardy | Winter dormant
Height can grow up to a height of 3m if allowed to x up to 2.4m Wide if not pruned to shape
Plant size | PB 6.5 | Equivalent 3.9 litres - Please be aware these plants are small in height but do have a large root ball and do grow reasonably quickly.