Photo Courtesy of Van Belle Nursery

Sambucus nigra Black Tower ('Eiffel1') (Elderberry)

**NOT FOR SALE** This plant is discontinued and no longer available. This page is retained for reference only.

This deciduous shrub features dark burgundy foliage, which grows in a columnar habit, and bright pink buds giving way to 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® or Laced Up®). Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer
7-8 ft tall x 4 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 PP23633