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Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' (Elder, 'Black Lace') Herb Plant
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
Elder, 'Black Lace' (Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace') Herb in 1 litre Pot
The elder, or Sambucus nigra is a beautiful deciduous shrub which can grow to 10m tall. A native to Britain and Europe, the Sambucus nigra or common elder will flourish in a British climate and can be found in many a hedgerow.
This hardy black leaved variety will add a touch of glamour to the garden with its distinctive fine-leaved purple foliage and flat white flower heads in early summer, followed by dark purple berries in the autumn.
Preferring well-drained, humus rich soil, elder will do well in sun or partial shade, and will need to be cut back in late autumn to prevent it from becoming too dominant in a garden setting.
The flowers and berries of the native elder can be harvested before they fade and used in cooking: use the flowers to make Elderflower cordial or add flowers to gooseberries , fritters and sorbets to add flavour. The berries are added to blackberry jam or made into a syrup for treating colds. They can also be made into a wine. This Black version is really better suited as an ornamental plant, and the native elderflowers and berries are best foraged for cooking.
CAUTION: All parts of the fresh plant are toxic and flowers and berries can only be used once cooked.
Buy Elder 'Black Lace' Online
Our Elder 'Black Lace' herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.
|Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' (Elder, 'Black Lace') Herb Plant|
|Aspect/Site||Full sun/Partial shade|
|Soil Type||Moist well-drained soil|
|Latin Name||Sambucus nigra ' Black Lace'|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter|
|Type of Garden||Cottage/Informal|
Lovely quality, quick delivery and really great value. All in all would definitely order from you again. Well done!
Arrived in great condition, well packaged. Thriving now.
Arrived very promptly and in very good condition.
Plants arrived swiftly and in great condition, so pleased, planted and thriving