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Sambucus Nigra Black Lace 10 ltr

Sambucus Nigra Black Lace (10 ltr pot size)

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**Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' (10L Pot)**

**Description:**

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace', also known as Elderberry 'Black Lace', is a deciduous shrub prized for its dramatic, deeply dissected purple-black foliage and delicate, pink-tinged flowers. This cultivar is part of the Elderberry family and is native to Europe. 'Black Lace' is renowned for its ornamental value, adding a striking contrast of color and texture to garden landscapes.

**Key Features:**

- **Size and Growth Habit:** 'Black Lace' typically grows to about 2-3 meters (6-10 feet) tall and wide, forming an upright, vase-shaped shrub. It has an open, airy growth habit.

- **Foliage:** The deeply lobed leaves are finely dissected and emerge in a dark purple-black color, resembling lace. The foliage retains its color throughout the growing season, providing a bold contrast against green foliage in the garden.

- **Flowers and Fruits:** In late spring to early summer, 'Black Lace' produces clusters of fragrant, pink-tinged flowers that attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. These are followed by small, dark purple berries that are attractive to birds.

- **Hardiness:** Hardy in the uk, 'Black Lace' tolerates a range of temperatures and soil conditions. It prefers well-drained soil but can adapt to various soil types.

- **Light Requirements:** Prefers full sun to partial shade. 'Black Lace' thrives in sunny locations but can tolerate some shade, particularly in hotter climates.

**Benefits:**

- **Ornamental Value:** Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' is prized for its striking foliage color and delicate, fragrant flowers, making it a focal point in garden landscapes.

- **Wildlife Attraction:** The flowers attract pollinators, while the berries provide food for birds, enhancing biodiversity in the garden.

- **Seasonal Interest:** Provides year-round interest with its colorful foliage in summer, attractive flowers in spring, and berries in late summer to fall.

**Care Instructions:**

- **Soil:** Plant in well-drained, fertile soil enriched with organic matter. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging, especially in winter.

- **Watering:** Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the first year after planting. Once established, 'Black Lace' is moderately drought-tolerant.

- **Fertilization:** Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth and flowering. Avoid excessive nitrogen, which can promote leaf growth over flowers.

- **Pruning:** Prune 'Black Lace' in late winter to early spring to remove dead, damaged, or crossing branches. This encourages new growth and maintains a tidy shape.

- **Protection:** Mulch around the base of the shrub to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Protect from strong winds, which can damage delicate foliage.

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' is a versatile and eye-catching shrub that adds color, fragrance, and wildlife interest to gardens and landscapes. Its unique foliage and seasonal blooms make it a popular choice among gardeners looking to create a dynamic and visually appealing outdoor space.

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