Black Elder (Sambucus nigra Black Beauty)


At a glance

  • New variety
  • Great ornamental specimen
  • Attractive to birds
  • Scented flowers
  • Fully hardy


What's included

  • Unique Air-Pot™ – ground breaking design – 7.5L capacity
  • Stairway ‘smart’ peat-free compost
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Black Elder (Sambucus Nigra Black Beauty)

A new variety of Elder with intensely dark burgundy/purple foliage and clusters of deep red buds opening to sweetly scented rose pink flowers in summer and shiny purple/black berries in autumn which are very attractive to birds. Foliage fades from purple to deep red in autumn. A stunning ornamental suitable for any moist well drained soil and full sun for the best colour. Fully hardy and easily trimmed to desired size in early spring. Max 3m x 2m

7.5L Air-Pot Specimen Shrub

Revolutionary Air-Pot®

Our Air-Pot containers are literally ground breaking. Developed to guarantee healthy root development by air pruning the roots.

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Stairway ‘smart’ compost

It’s not all about the pot. We’ve developed a unique, 100% peat free compost which makes our trees bigger, stronger and with lusher leaves.

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McStrong and hearty


Our trees get the very best start in life up here in Scotland, consequently we like to think our plants will cope with whatever growing conditions are thrown at them.

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