In our opinion, definitely the best of the dark leaved cultivars. The virtually black foliage is delicately dissected so it does look like filigree lace (we find people often confuse it with an acer). When the flattish heads of delicate pink flowers appear in summer, it’s quite perfect. Keep it pruned to the size you like. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. Can reach 6 to 8 feet. 2 litre pot ready soon. Currently available ex 9 cm pot.
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This one does respond well to hard pruning, so don't be afraid to chop it back in early spring. It will soon get going.
Sambucus Black Lace is a hardy deciduous shrub with black dissected maple like leaves and flat heads of pink flowers in summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.