Sambucus BLACK TOWER
This tall and slender deciduous shrub is primarily grown for its foliage, which emerges green in spring, but (if exposed to lots of sun) will soon turn a deep burgundy colour. In early summer, the stems are crowned with big, flattened sprays of lightly perfumed, small pink flowers. It makes a dramatic stand-alone statement, and is useful for adding contrast and interest to the shrub border.
Supplied in 3 litre pot
Grows up to
Height 2.5m, Spread 1.25m
Humus-rich, moist, well-drained acid soil or ericaceous compost
For best foliage colour grow it in full sun, otherwise it can fade to a greenish-bronze.