Sambucus 'Black Tower' Elderberry
SKU: CFD14411
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Incredible black foliage is ideal for contemporary landscapes or containers.
Includes one pot of 'Black Tower' sambucus.
This striking elderberry is tough as nails! This unique plant was bred in Great Britain and pops with eye-catching dark foliage and a tall, columnar habit. Its dramatic, serrated, dark foliage color emerges celery-green and develops as the season progresses, deepening to almost a true black. Fragrant, shell pink flowers pop against the dark foliage all summer, then fruit develops in clusters in early fall. 'Black Tower' berries can be harvested for making elderberry wine and jam, or left on the plant to attract birds and other wildlife. This upright, textured plant is perfect plant for entryway containers, screening or planting in mass for a dramatic contemporary effect.


Is this for you?
Seasonal forage for wildlife! Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds throughout the spring. Aromatic, pink summer flowers develop into black berries in fall. Songbirds will love snacking on these berries to help them get about their busy day!

A great option for small spaces! A show stopping focal point, this Sambucus bush will be the star in your garden! Excellent planted in containers, for foundation, hedge or border plantings. Pink flowers emerge in the summer which later produce the blackish berries in fall. This sambucus hits its prime color in early summer!

Tough and hardy, a shrub that can't be beat! A resilient plant that turns even the blackest of thumbs green! 'Black tower' is very hardy in a wide range of temperatures and soils. It prefers moist soils but is drought tolerant once established, and even thrives in urban pollution and inner city environments.

Can be grown throughout most of the continental U.S. An excellent value and investment in any landscape. **This product cannot ship to the following states and territories AK, HI, PR, VI, and GUAM.


What to expect:
Plants ship to you based on your geographic location. Your shipment will be based on the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map which we have correlated to your zip code. This means you will receive your plants when it is the right time to plant for you.

You will receive one 'Black Tower' sambucus, well rooted in a 5.5-inch pot. These plants are carefully selected and packed for safe transport directly to you. Open immediately and follow the instructions in the planting guide available online that provides specific care instructions including how to plant them, continuing care and winterizing.

Expect plants to reach maturity in 2 years. However, growth can be affected by many factors including fertilization and climate factors unique to your planting location.

Expect heaviest blooming in summer. Enjoy summer flowers followed by berries in the fall.


Plant Details
Botanical NameHardiness
Zones
Annual Or
Perennial
Bloom
season
ExposureDrought
Tolerant
Mature
Height
Mature
Width
Sambucus nigra 'Eiffel 1' Black Tower 4-7 Perennial Summer Full to part sun Yes 36 to 60 inches 36 to 48 inches

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