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Black Beauty ElderSambucus nigra ’Gerda’

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  • Height8 FT(2 M)
  • Spread6 FT(2 M)
  • Zone3
  • Sunlight ConditionFull Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil ConditionMoist
  • Fruit/EdibilityEdible Fruit
  • Flowering TimeSpring
  • Flower ColorPink

A hardy, fast growing, multi-stem deciduous shrub with an upright, spreading habit of growth. Features dark purple foliage throughout the season. Produces attractive, clusters of tiny, soft pink blooms with a lemon scent in late spring to early summer, turning to small ornamental deep purple berries in fall.


  • Medium size shrub
  • Fast growth rate
  • Deep purple fall color
  • Produces suckers
  • General garden use
  • Accent/mass planting
  • Hedge/screen
  • Naturalization/reclamation/woodlands gardens
  • Attracts birds

Optimal Growing Conditions:

  • Plant in a full sun to partial shade location.
  • Prefers average to wet conditions and will tolerate some standing water
  • Will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location
  • Highly tolerant of urban pollution


  • Ocassional maintenance
  • Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed


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