Sambucus 'Black Tower'
  • Sambucus 'Black Tower'
  • Sambucus 'Black Tower'

Sambucus 'Black Tower'


(Columnar Elder) An eye-catching, slow growing, slender shrub, Sambucus 'Black Tower' has dark purple-black leaves and a dense, columnar, upright habit once established.

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An eye-catching new cultivar, Sambucus 'Black Tower' has dark purple-black leaves and a dense, columnar, upright habit once established. Flattened umbels (clusters) of small, white & pink flowers appear in midsummer, followed by masses of small black fruit which are popular with birds and wildlife.

A spectacular foliage plant suitable for gardens with limited space or for growing in a large container. This is a slow growing shrub and not for instant gratification.

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade..
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Flower Colour: White & pink
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Eventually a medium sized, columnar shrub.
    • Height: 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft)
    • Spread: 1 - 1.2 m (3 - 4 ft)

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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Special: Coastal Areas, Special: Windy & Exposed, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Habit - Narrow, Honey Fungus Resistant, To grow in a pot, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red

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