Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Lace', aka Black Elder. It has almost black, dissected foliage and from May to June pale pink, musk-scented blooms emerge from beautiful creamy-pink buds. For best foliage effect cut back to ground level each year in early spring
Sambucus Nigra 'Black Lace' (Sambucus nigra (Black Elder)) to grow up fence in courtyard. can be pruned to size.
Black Lace Elderberry - Distinctive, dark purple foliage makes Black Lace a good choice as a garden contrast plant. Finely cut foliage is accented by clusters of white flowers followed by ornamental fruit. Easy to grow.