Sambucus nigra BLACK BEAUTY 'Gerda'

Hardiness : hardy (-25°C)

Scent : scented flowers

Foliage : deciduous

Position : sunny

Position : partial shade

Seasons of interest : spring

Seasons of interest : summer

Seasons of interest : autumn

 

A purple elder all summer long.

Description

The purple, nearly black colour of this variety of Elder lasts all summer long.
The shrub tolerates half shade, but planting it in full sun, emphasizes the beautiful colour of the foliage.
Its growth is bushy with straight branches.
In May - June, the big, delicate flowers are deep pink, turning light pink and finally white, contrasting well with the dark foliage. They are pleasantly lemon scented.
At the end of summer, the dark purple, later black berries are appreciated by the birds.
BLACK BEAUTY should be planted individually or in free growing shrub-hedges, together with evergreens, for example.
Its purple colouring is a precious asset for colour variations in hedges. Its flowers and berries are of strong ornamental interest.

Care

Tolerates trimming well, keeping it to a moderate size.
Cut back short in early spring by renewing the old branches (only 1/3, in order to obtain flowers on the uncut branches).

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Data sheet

Selected by
Station EAST MALLING
PBR / European PBR
EU 10708
Width
1,80 m - 2,50 m
Height
2,50 m - 4,00 m
Habit
shrubby
Hardiness
hardy (-25°C)
Scent
scented flowers
Fruits
purple to black berries, at the end of summer, beginning of autumn
Foliage colour
coloured
Foliage
deciduous
Flowering colour
pink
white
Flowering period
spring
Soil
All well drained types of soil.
Position
partial shade
sunny
Utilisation particulière
mixed hedge
Seasons of interest
autumn
spring
summer

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