Alternative Names: Black elder 'Black Beauty'/Sambucus nigra 'Gerda'/Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Beauty'/Elder 'Gerda'/Black elder 'Gerda'

Description: An upright, deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves divided into three to seven, ovate to elliptic, dark purple-black leaflets and flattened panicles of tiny, aromatic, pink flowers in summer followed by spherical, glossy, black fruit.

Characteristics: Ultimate height 4m and ultimate spread 4m

Position: Full Sun/Partial Shade. North/East/South/West

Soil Moisture: Moist but well-drained/Well-drained

Soil Type: Clay/Chalk/Loam/Sand

Soil PH: Neutral/Alkaline/Acid

Uses: Coastal/Hedging/Screens/Wildlife/Woodland

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Sambucus nigra ‘Black Beauty’

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