Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

Delivery Date: 22/07/2020 (+/- 14 days)
Contribution to P&P: £4.95

  • Flower Colour Pink, White
  • Hardiness Fully hardy perennial
  • Flowering Time Long Flowering, Summer & Autumn
  • Aspect Sun or Partial Shade
  • Height 3m (10')
  • Spread 2m (80")
  • Other Bees and Butterflies, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Great Ground Cover, Ideal for Beginners, Suitable for Container
  • Category Shrubs
  • Type of garden Container Gardening, Contemporary Gardening, Cottage Garden, Cutting Garden, Small Gardens, Urban Garden, Wildlife Garden

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' (RT19PSB3)
£18.00 - 3 plants in 9cm pots (£6.00 each)
Gardening Extras - Afterplant Tree and Shrub with Mycorrhizal Fungi (RT19HTS1)
£7.99 - 1 1kg pouch
Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' (RT19PSB1)
£15.00 - 1 plant in 9cm pot


The aptly named award-winning Sambucus Black Lace is the perfect shrub to add an air of delicacy and detail to a garden. Its intense purple-black foliage provides a sumptuous contrast to its distinctive sugar-pink flat umbel- shaped flowers. It’s easy to grow and unfussy on location and soil. Plus its foliage is heavily dissected, which adds to its beauty. Fully hardy and loved by bees.

Cultural Notes

  • Soil - Well-drained
  • Position - Full sun or part shade
  • Cutting - no
  • Flowering - midsummer
  • Additional Information - Deciduous shrub. During the spring, feed Sambucus with a slow release fertiliser. You may wish to prune Sambucus once the flowering period is over by removing older branches, cutting back young shoots by half. During early spring, apply a generous layer of mulch consisting of well-rotten manure or compost and place this to the base of your Sambucus. Propagate by softwood or hardwood cuttings Will tolerate hard pruning to restrict the size. Hardy perennial.