Black Tower Elderberry PP23633 Sambucus

Black Tower Elderberry PP23633

Sambucus nigra 'Effel1'

Two-toned pink flowers bloom in summer followed by purple berries in the fall. New foliage is celery green maturing to a dark purple-black. A tall upright variety quickly reaching 6 to 8 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. Great for narrow spaces.

Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Height:
6-8 ft
Spread:
3-4 ft
USDA Zone:
4
Characteristics:
Growth Rate:
Fast
Habit:
Upright
Flower Color:
Pink
Blooms:
Summer
Foliage Color:
Purple
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

For new plantings, dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container; place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level; and back fill with dirt. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature and soil are factors to consider in watering. Feed plants in early spring and again in early fall with an all-purpose fertilizer, following label instructions.

Companion Plants: