Pot Size: 9cm
Pot Height (Inc. Pot): 15-25cm
Characteristics: Deep purple coloured stems and leaves
Growth & Spread: It is a medium to fast grower. Reaching heights of 2 – 4 m and spreads of 2 – 3 m.
Flourishing Season: Beautiful pink, clustered flowers in May and June. Later in August and September purple to black-coloured fruits.
Water & Maintenance: Regular watering until established, a slow-release fertiliser is also suggested. It is relatively low maintenance and will need yearly pruning to encourage growth and flowering.
The “Black Lace” has almost black foliage, of a deep purplish-red characteristic. The pale-pink flowers appear on compound corymbs and are grouped throughout the shrub.
This type of Elderberry shrub grows from a central mound. This hardy plant prefers sun as the leaves will lose their trademark colour in partially shaded areas.
They prefer well-draining soils and can grow in a variety of soils and are drought-tolerant.
Due to their flowers and fruiting, they attract a number of pollinators, mostly bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects during the flowering period and birds during the fruiting seasons.
This plant is sometimes compared to the Japanese Maple for the intricate patterns on its long, thin and serrated leaves.
The plant should be cut back significantly at the start of the season and a rich-organic compost should be applied around the base of the plant.
This species is great to grow as a larger-sized accent plant in a medium to large-sized garden or open-cottage landscaping setting with plenty of sun.
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