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Sambucus Nigra F Porphyrophylla Gerda Pbr

black elder (syn. Black Beauty) Sambucus nigra f. ‘porphyrophylla ‘Gerda’ (PBR) ‘
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moderately fertile humus-rich moist well-drained soil
Rate of Growth: average
Flowering period: June
Hardiness: fully hardy

This fantastic new variety of elder has intense black burgundy foliage and sweet lemon scented pale pink flowers in early summer opening from dark red buds. Darker than other varieties it makes an excellent ornamental plant for a site in sun or partial shade. As an added bonus the purple black autumn fruits are highly attractive to songbirds.