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Black Lace® Elderberry (Sambucus)

  • attracts pollinators
  • resists deer
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Pre-Order Annuals ship May 2nd-7th. All Shrubs, Seeds, & Supplies: Orders placed today will ship Monday.
Full Sun
Part Sun
Height72 - 96 In
Spread72 - 96 In
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Black Lace has intense purple-black foliage that is finely cut like lace. Its soft pink flowers bloom in early summer then make way for elderberries, which can be harvested for making wine and jam. It attracts birds and resists deer. To produce berries, you'll need a Black Beauty, Instant Karma, or Laced Up elderberry as a pollinator.

  • 6-8 feet tall and wide at maturity
  • Grow in zones 4-7
  • Plant in part to full sun (4+ hours daily)

Care: Best if pruned immediately after blooming. Can be pruned to the ground each year and grown like a perennial. Fertilize with Proven Winners Continuous Release Plant Food in spring.

*According to the Humane Society of America, elderberry can be toxic to pets if consumed.

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    • Size at shipping varies by the season and plant
      • 1-gallon shrubs are 6-24" tall at shipment
      • Quart shrubs are 5-8" tall at shipment
    • Shrubs ship dormant November through April


      • Attracts Pollinators
      • Resists Deer


      • Hardiness Zones: 04 05 06 07
      • Height: 72 - 96 In
      • Spread: 72 - 96 In
      • Habit: Upright
      • Bloom Color: Pink
      • Foliage Color: Black-Purple
      • Bloom Time: Early Summer
      • Plant Type: Shrub
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        Jeanne P.
        United States United States
        Love these beauties

        Even though these are not hardy for my zone 9a, I'm hopeful that they will do great. So far they are springing new growth - so I'm super excited! Delivery of this was awesome. I received in 2-3 days & they were delivered in perfect condition.

        Sheila T.
        United States United States
        Black lace elderberry

        Very nice plants, healthy.

        Proven Winners Direct Black Lace® Elderberry (Sambucus) Review
        Priya N.
        United States United States
        Beautiful plants

        The PW elderberries reached me quick and so well packed. I can’t wait to see them grow and thrive in our yard! They are beautiful!

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