Sambucus Black Beauty


Sambucus Black Beauty. Intense Purple-Black foliage provides season long interest and colour. The unique, large pink flowers cover the plant in midsummer and emit a light lemon fragrance. Dark purple berries in late summer attract songbirds and can be use to make wine. Use it as a shrub, as a bold perennial or train it into a small tree. It's colourful, versatile and easy to grow.



Plant in moist fertile well drained soil. Full Sun, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.