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Sambucus nigra Black Lace® ('Eva') (Elderberry)

This deciduous shrub features unique lacy, purple-black foliage and delicate creamy pink flowers that appear in early summer, with burgundy-black berries following the flowers, if a compatible pollinator is nearby (look for S. Black Beauty®, Instant Karma®, or Laced Up®). Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer
7-8 ft tall x 6-7 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Patent Info PP15575 CPBR2633
Brand Proven Winners