Sambucus Nigra Black Lace (3 Litre)
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Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' is a captivating and elegant deciduous shrub cherished for its striking dark foliage and attractive lace-like appearance. As a member of the Elderberry family, this variety stands out with its deeply cut, almost black leaves that provide a dramatic contrast in the garden. 'Black Lace' is highly valued for its ornamental qualities and its ability to add interest to the landscape throughout the growing season. In addition to its foliage, this cultivar produces delicate clusters of pink flowers in late spring, followed by dark purple-black berries in summer, which are attractive to birds and wildlife. With its low-maintenance nature and its adaptability to various garden conditions, 'Black Lace' is an excellent choice for borders, specimen planting, or as a focal point in the garden, adding a touch of sophistication to any landscape.
Why We Like It:
- Striking Dark Foliage: Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' features deeply cut, almost black leaves that provide a striking and dramatic focal point in the garden.
- Ornamental Interest: This cultivar's lace-like appearance and dark foliage add interest to the landscape throughout the growing season.
- Attractive to Wildlife: 'Black Lace' produces clusters of pink flowers and dark purple-black berries, which are beloved by birds and other wildlife.
What to Know:
- Sun and Soil Requirements: Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil, tolerating a range of soil types.
- Watering Needs: Regular watering during the growing season is beneficial for optimal growth, and providing consistent moisture supports the plant's health.
- Pruning Guidelines: Pruning after flowering helps maintain the shrub's shape and encourages new growth and flowering in subsequent seasons.
- Winter Hardiness: 'Black Lace' is generally hardy but may benefit from some winter protection, such as mulching, in colder regions.
- Propagation Methods: This cultivar can be propagated through cuttings or from seeds, offering opportunities for expanding its presence in the garden.
Height and Spread:
- When fully grown, Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' reaches a height of approximately 1.5 to 3 meters, with a spread of about 1.5 to 3 meters.