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Model #SAMPRC1026101

1 Gal. Black Lace Elderberry (Sambucus) Live Shrub, Pink Flowers

  • Partial to full sun, zones: 4-7, grows 6-8 ft. tall and wide
  • Dark foliage all season with soft pink flowers in early summer
  • Fall berries attract birds and other wildlife
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Mature Dimensions
Hardiness Zone | Zone 6-9
Full Sun | 6 hours or more of sun
Moderate | Water Needs
Bloom Season | Spring to Fall
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
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Black Lace Elderberry from Proven Winners has purple-black foliage and is durable and adaptable. Its creamy pink flowers contrast nicely with the dark leaves and blackish red fall berries that attract birds and other wildlife. For berry production you must purchase a pollinator plant, like Instant Karma Elderberry. Leaves, bark, roots and buds can be toxic to pets.
  • 6-8 ft. tall and wide at maturity
  • Partial to full sun (4+ hours) required
  • Hardy in zones 4-7, be sure to check your USDA zone to ensure success
  • 1 Gallon shrubs are 6-14 in. tall and about 1-year old at shipment, varies by season and plant
  • Shrubs shipped from November through April will arrive dormant. Shrubs shipped April through October will arrive green or in bloom.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
72
Mature Width (in.)
72

Details

Additional Characteristics
Deer Resistant
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)
8
Best Time to Plant
Spring
Blossom Color
Pink
Botanical Name
Sambucus nigra
Common Name
Elderberry
Evergreen or Deciduous
Deciduous
Fragrance
Non-Fragrant
Growth Habit
Upright
Hardiness Zone
4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F)
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Optimal Soil Condition
Neutral
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
84-108
Returnable
180-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Twice a week
Wildlife Attracted
Birds
Wildlife Deterred
Deer

Questions & Answers

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Different elderberry bushes have different size fruit. What’s the size of the fruit on this bush small, medium, or large

Asked by MBic April 21, 2020
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I would describe them as small.

Will this plant grow in area 9

Asked by Sam March 27, 2020
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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 helpdesk@provenwinnersdirect.com Best Regards, Shae

The dimensions for this plant are listed as three different mature sizes. This matters! Which i...

Asked by Barbara February 20, 2020
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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.

We live in zone 9. Will plants listed as growing in zones 4-7 grow in my area?

Asked by TaterPie September 24, 2019
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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.

I grew up in Pennsylvania and loved the Elderberry jam and pies that my mother used to make for u...

Asked by Mama49 May 22, 2017
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There is male and female plant. To bear fruit you need both plants.

Is this plant a self pollinator?

Asked by Ed March 23, 2017
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Yes, but produces even more fruit when two different species are within so many miles of each other.

What HD stores carry this plant - Black Lace I have not seen them anywhere locally in New Jersey

Asked by Bill May 29, 2016
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I buy mine online with great success.

Is it leafless in winter?

Asked by vsb April 29, 2016
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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.

Is the fruit of the black lace sambucus elderberry shrub edible?

Asked by BerryPicker April 21, 2015
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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.

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Arrived w/leaf wilt & hasn't recovered
I had high hopes for this plant, and when it arrived looking wilted, I attributed it to the stress of transit. However, after adequate watering in it's original pot, and then transplanting it a few days ago to a bigger pot with good drainage, the wilt is actually progressing to worse with more leaves now affected. It has been a week since arrival, and it hasn't mattered whether the plant was in sun or shade. After researching online, there is a tendency for this plant to get cane borers, which causes pronounced leaf wilt and eventual plant death. I'm returning it today, partly because I don't want to go through the disgust of opening a cane to find nasty boring caterpillars, but also because I don't want to risk owning an expensive plant that is prone to be infested (direct from the nursery). Two stars because I've had good success with other Proven Winners, just not this one.
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This shrub came perfectly packaged, the best I’ve ever seen....
This shrub came perfectly packaged, the best I’ve ever seen. The shrub was held securely in place, no broken branches, or damage at all. The plant was very vigorous and healthy and I was completely satisfied. Now I just hope the local bunnies don’t find it delicious once I put it in the ground! Now I look for plants with the Proven Winner label!
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Beautiful plant!
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I had this delivered to my home and I was really impressed with the packaging job to ensure safe shipping, first off. The plant arrived in beautiful shape. I love this plant because of its deep black foliage and clusters of medium pink flowers. It's a really unique shrub. I actually have one in my yard I bought a few years ago and it has held up really well considering we usually have mild weather, but had a drought last year with uncommonly high temps. It's a really nice looking plant.
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Arrived looking healthy.
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Arrived April 21st before flowering. Leans a bit to one side, and if I'd picked it out at a nursery myself would have chosen one more symmetrical, but otherwise quite healthy looking. Came leafed out fairly well with no bug chews or rot, no bad odors. No mildew. Definitely not dormant. It was sent potted in dry soil in a gallon container. No more than 1/4 cup of loose soil had spilled into packing box. Not bad for this size container. Brand new leafs are bright green and get darker with age. Stems also start out green. The trunk and lowest branches are brown. I took pics the day it arrived. I think it will be a good size for closer to the house as ad states it will grow to about 8 ft. The leaves are long and thin so should decompose readily after the fall. Should make a nice addition to my berry garden. I think these are expensive but perhaps shipping is factored in to price.
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Beautiful Plant
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This plant was shipped and arrived in the last week of February amid snowstorms at its nursery in Michigan and here in Texas. Despite warnings that it was dormant not dead, this plant was already sprouting leaves. 2 1/2 weeks later , it was already a thriving little gem. I like to plant a little early here in Texas to give the plants a chance to establish before the heat hits. Proven winners ships the plants in great packaging that seems developed just for the purpose, and the plant arrived in great shape. My previous experience with Proven Winner plants has always been positive, and I expect this one will perform just like the others have in the past.
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Response from Proven WinnersApril 14, 2015
Hello DallasGardener,
It is always great to hear good reports like this! I like the idea of your early planting for a good foundation. Your my kind of gardener! Be sure to use a slow release fertilizer for trees and shrubs and your Black Lace Sambucus will be just stunning in your garden this year. Thanks again DallasGardener!
Happy Gardening,
Vicki - Proven Winners Direct
The plant doesn’t look anything like the photo. Hopefully it...
The plant doesn’t look anything like the photo. Hopefully it will turn dark after a few weeks in its new home. Otherwise I’ll return it.
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Plant arrived in great shape.
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Very fast delivery, excellent protective packaging. Healthy plants, now in...
Very fast delivery, excellent protective packaging. Healthy plants, now in the ground and doing very well
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Carefully packaged. Strong and healthy plants.
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