Elderberry 'Black Lace' - 3 Gal.


Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

Be the first garden center in your market to have this incredible new Sambucus that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief when you first see it! This Proven Winners® exclusive is available this year in limited release only and your customers will fall in love with it as soon as they lay eyes on it. The first thing you'll notice is the foliage that will stun you with its beauty. 'Black Lace' has wispy, threadlike foliage that is made even more intriguing by its dark purple, nearly black coloration. This color and texture combine with a compact, yet open and airy plant form to give the look of a threadleaf Japanese Maple on a plant that is so much easier to get established and grow. If 'Black Lace' had just its foliage and form it would be a remarkable plant, but when you add in this plant's massive 10" diameter, lightly fragrant, pink, flattened lacy flower heads that open up in early June, and you have a plant that has few equals in its beauty. 'Black Lace' thrives in full sun or part shade and has such versatility it even grows well in a container garden!

Estimated Shipping time: Most orders placed now will start to ship early in April, depending on weather. Reach out if you have any questions!

Zone: 5 - 8

Mature Size: 5 - 6 ft High x 5 - 6 ft Wide

Current Size Est.: 18-21''

Growing Tips

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Availability and quality confirmed as of Saturday, February 27 2021

Wondering what the #1, #2, #15 mean? The nursery industry uses these numbers to identify pot size. Wondering what size to buy? Check out this handy container comparison picture below. 

Plant Size Guide

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ShrubBucket Delivery Area 2021

We hand-deliver to all of the areas located in green in the above map.
Hand-delivery is FREE on orders over $45 in the green counties. 

We are excited to now be serving the Chicago, West Michigan, Baltimore and D.C. markets! 


Customer Reviews

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the plants arrived in perfect condition