I would describe them as small.
Hi Sam, Black Lace Elderberry hardys in zones 3-7 and would not survive in zone 9. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us here at Proven Winners Direct (734)654-7485 or email@example.com Best Regards, Shae
This is the one we bought in the summer of 2018. It said a height of 6' to 8'. It is 5' or 6' now and I assume will bet a bit taller. I believe it said to give it a width of 6' to 8'. Or 3' - 4' around it. This is correct. It is a beautiful shrub and has attracted hummingbirds and cardinals with just two years of growth.
You might be able to grow it but it will probably take a lot more care than a plant that is normally grown in zone 9. For one thing you will have to water it more often than a plant adapted to zone 9.
There is male and female plant. To bear fruit you need both plants.
Yes, but produces even more fruit when two different species are within so many miles of each other.
I buy mine online with great success.
yes.I cut it back in the fall so it doesn't get leggy and I have it in a large pot. I use potting soil with fertilizer.
Yes, but you have to cook it. Most people use the berries to make syrup, jams or wine. I don't know how the Black Lace compares to other black elderberry varieties as far as taste. Birds can eat the berries right off the tree, they don't have to cook them.