Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'Elder

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
98% (8 Reviews)

Flattened heads of fragrant pink flowers

Glossy black elderberries

Easy to grow

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Height Up to 250cm (98.4in)
Spread Up to 120cm (47.2in)

Hardy Shrub

cottage gardenswildlife gardensspecimen plant

Sun or semi shade

Flowering Months

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If you love dark foliage but have limited space then look no further than Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'. This striking Elder is dense and compact, with an upright habit that's ideal for smaller borders or as a stand-alone specimen. The large leaves emerge green but quickly darken to deep burgundy when grown in full sun. Flattened heads of fragrant pink flowers complement the dark leaves, and are later replaced by glossy black elderberries. This deciduous shrub is easy to grow and makes a memorable feature in even the smallest garden. Height: 2.5m (8'). Spread: 1.2m (4').

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

2 x 10 litre potted sambucus plants (T68526P)
2 x 3.5 litre potted sambucus plants (T62159P)
1 x 9cm potted sambucus plant (KA7534)
1 x 10 litre potted sambucus plant (68525)
2 x 9cm potted sambucus plants (62583)
1 x 9cm potted sambucus plant (62582)
1 x 3.5 litre potted sambucus plant (62081)

How to Grow
Grow Sambucus in any moist but well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade, plants will also survive on poor, chalky soils.
More Info
Sambucus plants require very little pruning except for general maintenance and shaping in winter. However, if they become too large after a few years, they will also respond well to hard, restrictive pruning. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3



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