Puriri Lane | Nigra f. Porphyrophylla | Black Beauty
Puriri Lane | Nigra f. Porphyrophylla | Black Beauty
Puriri Lane | Nigra f. Porphyrophylla | Black Beauty
Puriri Lane | Nigra f. Porphyrophylla | Black Beauty

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla | Black Beauty

Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00

perfect for pollinators

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.


If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz