Sambucus nigra “Black Lace”


Black Lace has dramatic, almost black, dissected foliage and produces beautiful creamy pink buds and flowers from May to June, with flower clusters measuring 15cm in diameter. These are followed by blackish red berries during autumn. This is an exceptionally beautiful variety which offers great garden performance. if you can’t grow Acers, but want a similar look, then this plant with its oriental feel is well worth a try.

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With its dramatic black foliage and beautiful creamy-pink flowers, Sambucus Black Lace is sure to turn heads! It’s a real favourite with leading garden designers because of its stunning decorative foliage and manageability. Flowering from May to June, Black Lace produces stunning 15cm clusters of blooms that fade from creamy-white to dark-pink a contrast to its purple-black, deeply-ridged foliage. What’s more, they’ll make an interesting pink coloured twist to home-made cordials or Elderflower Champagne! In autumn the flowers are followed by dark red berries that will attract birds to your garden. It looks like a desirable Acer tree but at the fraction of the cost, fully hardy and easier to manage no wonder it’s so popular!

Position:sun or partial shade
Soil: Any well drained soil
Rate of growth: Moderate
Flowering period: May -June
Hardiness: Hardy
Pot size: 3L
Eventual height and spread:3m x 2m