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.
Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold' (Golden Elder)
- Usually Flowers : March, April, May
Medium, deciduous shrub with dissected, bright golden-yellow leaves. Small, creamy-white flowers appear in conical heads during Spring. Ht.4mt.(14ft.). Glossy red berries sparsely produced after flowers. Grow in full sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good specimen or focal point.