A very exciting new variety of cultivated elder, Sambucus Black Tower lives up to its name, growing in an unusually columnar habit. The divided leaves are a lovely glossy deep purplish black offer a fitting backdrop to the sprays of pinkish flowers in summer. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. 6 to 8 feet. 2 litre pot.
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We have been intending to grow this rather different form of Sambucus for a while now (since it was introduced, to be honest) and finally here it is.
Like others in the family, it responds well to hard pruning in late winter or early spring.
Sambucus Black Tower is a hardy deciduous upright shrub with black fingered leaves and sprays of pink flowers in summer suitable for sun or semi-shade