Urban Jungle Nursery
Ringland Lane, Old Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR85BG
London Road, Weston, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT


£8.99  Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla Black Tower = 'Eiffel 1' - 2Ltr    


Plant Details

Soil Type: Boggy, Clay, Fertile/moist/well-drained, Poor/dry
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Scented?: No-scent
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Evergreen?: No
Hardiness  Fully hardy - requires no frost protection.
(Black Tower elder)
Family Adoxaceae
Europe, N. Africa, S.W. Asia

A dramatic deciduous shrub forming a column of heavily dissected leaves that emerge green in spring but turn dark burgundy/black in sun. In summer it is enhanced by flattened panicles of fragrant pink flowers followed by purple/black fruits that are a valuable source of food for birds.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 2.5m

Spread 1.25m
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