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Sambucus Nigra F. Porphyrophylla 'Gerda' (Pbr) (Black Elder (Syn. Black Beauty))


Sambucus Nigra F. Porphyrophylla 'Gerda' (Pbr) (Black Elder (Syn. Black Beauty))

Dramatic purple foliage


This fantastic new variety of elder has intense, black burgundy foliage and sweet, lemon scented, pale pink flowers in early summer, opening from dark red buds. Darker than other varieties it makes an excellent ornamental plant for a site in sun or partial shade. As an added bonus the purple black autumn fruits are highly attractive to songbirds.


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of Growth: average
  • Flowering period: June Flowers: pale pink
  • Other Features: purple black autumn fruits are attractive to birds
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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