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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'

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1 x 9cm potted sambucus plant £9.99 Despatch: by end of September
2 x 9cm potted sambucus plantsSave £2.99 £19.98 £16.99 Despatch: by end of September
1 x 3.5 litre potted sambucus plant £17.99 Despatch: by end of July
2 x 3.5 litre potted sambucus plants £29.99 Despatch: by end of July
1 x 10 litre potted sambucus plant £29.99 Despatch: by end of July
2 x 10 litre potted sambucus plants £49.99 Despatch: by end of July
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews
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').

Cottage Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Specimen Plant


Sun or semi shade

250cm (98.4in)

120cm (47.2in)

1 X 9cm Potted Sambucus Plant (T62582)
2 X 9cm Potted Sambucus Plants (T62583)
1 X 3.5 Litre Potted Sambucus Plant (T62081)
2 X 3.5 Litre Potted Sambucus Plants (T62159P)
1 X 10 Litre Potted Sambucus Plant (T68525)
2 X 10 Litre Potted Sambucus Plants (T68526P)

Flowering Months
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.
Grow Sambucus in any moist but well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade, plants will also survive on poor, chalky soils.


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Is this it? 2016-08-14

2 small slightly battered plants emerged. No identification or meaningful care instructions - you need to know which classification it falls into. Fingers crossed with a lot of care a decent plant will appear over time. Probably good value, but as an inexperienced customer, I had no warning of the tiny little poorly baby that was to arrive.

T&M replied on 2016-08-14: Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.

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