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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'Elder

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
5 Reviews
1 x 9cm potted sambucus plant £9.99 Despatch: within 3 days
2 x 9cm potted sambucus plantsSave £2.99 £19.98 £16.99 Despatch: by end of February 2020
1 x 3.5 litre potted sambucus plant £14.99 Despatch: within 3 days
2 x 3.5 litre potted sambucus plants £27.99 Despatch: within 3 days
1 x 10 litre potted sambucus plant £29.99 Despatch: by end of August 2020
2 x 10 litre potted sambucus plants £49.99 Out of Stock
Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews Video
Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla 'Black Tower' has the most wonderfully deep, dark, dense and compact foliage and with its upright habit makes it a great Elder for small gardens. Sambucus is a great specimen plant too as it has the most unusual, flattened heads of fragrant pink flowers, which are replaced with shiny black elderberries in autumn. These berries contrast splendidly with the large, dark leaves, which at first emerge a lovely green but soon change to the distinctly dark burgundy foliage when grown in full sun. Easy to grow, this distinct deciduous shrub will provide interest in even the smallest gardens for many years. Height: 2.5m (8'). Spread: 1.2m (4').

Cottage Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Specimen Plant


Sun or semi shade

Up to 250cm (98.4in)

Up to 120cm (47.2in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

1 x 9cm potted sambucus plant (KA7534)
2 x 9cm potted sambucus plants (62583)
1 x 3.5 litre potted sambucus plant (62081)
2 x 3.5 litre potted sambucus plants (T62159P)
1 x 10 litre potted sambucus plant (68525)
2 x 10 litre potted sambucus plants (T68526P)

Flowering Months
Sambucus plants require very little pruning except for general maintenance and shaping in winter. However, if they become too large after a few years, they will also respond well to hard, restrictive pruning. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten.
Grow Sambucus in any moist but well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade, plants will also survive on poor, chalky soils.


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