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Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'
  • Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'
  • Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

£12.95

(Black Elder) A superb cultivar, Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' has rich purple-black foliage and flattened umbels (clusters) of deep pink flowers in midsummer, followed by masses of small black fruit which are popular with birds and wildlife.

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A superb cultivar, Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' has rich purple-black foliage and flattened umbels (clusters) of deep pink flowers in midsummer, followed by masses of small black fruit. The berries are popular with birds and wildlife.

A spectacular and easy to grow foliage plant with best leaf colour if planted in a sunny spot!


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Flower Colour: Deep pink
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Large branching shrub with an upright, rounded habit.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)
  • Notes: Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' can be pruned back hard if required.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Large
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Alkaline, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Damp/Wet, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Windy
Special Features
Flowers in Summer, Wildlife Friendly - Bees, Foliage - Purple/Red, Honey Fungus Resistant

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