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Sambucus 'Black Lace' 10L Pot

Sambucus 'Black Lace' 10L Pot
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Sambucus 'Black Lace' 10L Pot

Price: 22.99 (Including VAT at 20%)
Sambucus Black Lace is a highly popular and award-winning garden shrub. Featuring dramatic deep purple-black foliage and contrasting light-pink, fragrant flower clusters in abundance, this eye-catching shrub will add an intensity and flair to your borders or create a superb focal and talking point in the garden. A wildlife magnet for pollinating insects and the red-black edible berries in autumn are a favourite with birds too. Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Average Growth Rate
  • Pink Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 4m
  • Has Berries
  • Planting Conditions: Easy to grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, soil. UK hardy, sheltered or exposed locations. Plant in full sun for the best flowering and foliage colour.
  • Spread: Up to 4m
  • Height: Up to 4m
  • Pot Size: 10L

Product Details
Product Details

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' is an incredibly striking deciduous shrub. Also known as 'Black Elder', this variety couldn't be more different to its common counterpart. Featuring flattened clusters of tiny, pink, fragrant flowers on long black stems over deep-purple black slender leaves, this is indeed a shrub of intense contrasts and unusual foliage which makes it incredibly eye-catching and unique. It blooms in early summer and as the season progresses into autumn, the dark and dramatic foliage becomes a brighter red and small, red-black, edible berries develop which are adored by birds.

Sambucus 'Black Lace' is highly regarded and a favourite with both garden designers and your average gardener alike for its unique visual appeal. A recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, this colourful and stylish addition to the garden is perfect for shrub borders, beds or as a stand-alone specimen plan. It offers wonderful texture, colour, fragrance and fruits and is a wildlife magnet for birds, bees and other pollinators. The edible flowers can also be used to make a pink cordial or even Elderflower wine!

Even though it has a delicate appearance, Sambucus 'Black Lace is fully hardy in the UK. It prefers a sunny or partially shaded position but the more sun, the greater the intensity of colour on the foliage. Plant in moist, well-drained soil of any type and give it room to grow as it can reach a height and spread of 4m x 4m and so is considered a large shrub when fully grown. However, this lovely shrub will tolerate a hard prune should you wish to keep it more compact.

Sambucus 'Black Lace' requires little pruning. Tidy in early spring if needed and remove any diseased or damaged shoots. Apply a mulch or manure annually in spring after pruning to help the plant recover and aid healthy growth for the coming season.

Further Information
Further Information

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)

IDelivery Time - Please note that due to high demand, current delivery is 14-28 days! (Some trees can be 10-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for info.)

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Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
Please note that our current delivery timescale is 14-28 days

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