This Black Tower Elderberry (Sambucus nigra 'Eiffel 1') will be the new talk of the town with its enchanting colors and unique narrow upright form. The large, serrated leaves emerge light green and age to this deep purple, almost black color!
The foliage is only the start of the incredible beauty too! Early into the summer, you will be surprised with captivating big pink flowers and followed by incredible shiny black berries in the fall. Quite the package deal!
Anywhere in your landscaping that you are needing color and ornamental features, this Black Tower Elderberry will do the trick to turn your landscaping around!
Planting this shrub in mass planting will be the new "wow factor" in your landscaping! You will rake in so many compliments about this spectacular Black Tower Elderberry!
You will want to plant in full sun with rich, well-drained soil for the best growth possible of about 7 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide making it an incredible addition as a specimen shrub too. Some of the flowers are self pollinating but when paired with other Elderberry plants will produce more edible fruit.
Keep your elderberry looking nice and spiffy, so trim every year in the late winter or early spring to keep your branches growing healthy! Your shrub will appreciate the clean up! In late winter or early spring you can remove any of the dead or weakened stems, or shortening up any that are too tall can be done, but they bloom on last year's wood so we don't take too much. If your plant ever gets too overgrown it can easily be completely rejuvenated by cutting all stems down to the ground and letting it start over (but when this is done, it will not bloom that year).
Let the Black Tower Elderberry work its magic in your landscaping so that you can sit back and just enjoy its beauty. This elderberry will be sure to sell fast, so order your very own today at Nature Hills Nursery!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Plants That Work|
|Botanical Name||Sambucus nigra 'EIFFEL 1'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Adaptable to Most Soils|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|
|Photos courtesy of||Garden Debut - www.gardendebut.com|