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Sambucus 'Black Lace' 3L Pot

Sambucus 'Black Lace' 3L Pot
Sambucus 'Black Lace' Foliage and flowersSambucus 'Black Lace'

Sambucus 'Black Lace' 3L Pot

Price: 14.99 (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
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  • 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: 3L
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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
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Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) 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
All Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)7.99 delivery charge (orders up to 60incl VAT) Orders of 60 and over - FREE
Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)60.00 delivery charge (orders up to 350 incl VAT)Orders of 350 and over - FREE
Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)450.00 delivery charge (orders up to 1500 incl VAT)Orders of 1500 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 or large 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.).

Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 2-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs, trees and premium products may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.

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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

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Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.

Nominated Day Delivery

Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.

For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.

Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.

Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:

- Cell Grown Hedging Plants
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- Instant Hedging Screens
- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)
- Turf

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