Sambucus Nigra Black Tower


Deciduous shrub with deeply divided, maple-like leaves that are almost black in colour, contrasting beautifully with the flat clusters of pale pink flowers that are produced in late spring. Its compact size makes it ideal for small gardens. The black berries, which are produced in autumn, will attract birds into the garden. Height 2m, Spread 1m.


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.