Calycanthus floridus (Carolina Allspice)
- Usually Flowers : June, July
Well branched deciduous bush with aromatic, glossy, apple-green leaves. Very aromatic red-purple flowers. June to July. Ht.3mt.(10ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, well-drained soil with protection from severe frost. Good for sheltered borders, specimen or woodland plantings.
Sambucus nigra Black Lace (BlackElder)
Deciduous shrub with almost black, dissected leaves. Lovely creamy-pink buds open to flattish heads of small, pale pink flowers. Ht.3mt.(10ft.). Blackish-red berries in autumn. Grow in full sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Best colour in full sun. Good as specimen plant or dark backdrop.
Sambucus nigra Black Tower
- Usually Flowers : March, April, May, June, July, August
New upright, columnar, deciduous shrub or small tree with dark, purple-black foliage. Fat heads of white flowers form from pink buds, spring to summer. Ht.3mt.(10ft.). Hardy. Blackish-red berries form after flowers. Grow in sun or partial shade on moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Good for hedging, specimen, borders and containers.