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 Purple Foliage and a Lemon Fragrance

The Black Beauty Elderberry is an exquisite and unconventional ornamental shrub. 

 Plant a few of them as a unique hedge or allow a few to naturalize in a low spot of your yard.  Even a single plant would look remarkable as a backdrop for more conventional plantings.
 
When you first see this shrub you’ll be astonished by its exotic foliage.  Long, lance-shaped leaves range from deep-purple to black, and even the young stems are purple as well. 

As if that wasn’t enough, clusters of pink blossoms will spring forth as summer approaches, emitting a delightful lemon scent to further tantalize your senses.  Butterflies will flock to your garden drawn by your flower’s scent and sweet nectar.
 
As summer begins to wane, clusters of purple fruit will be ready for you to harvest.  High in antioxidants, vitamins and other nutritional value, Elderberries have been prized for generations for their varied uses. 

Of course, if you prefer to not make use of the Elderberry’s remarkable fruit, your feathered friends will certainly make use of them for you.
 
Pies, preserves and wine are just a few of the delicious uses for your Elderberry’s bounty.  The plant also has traditionally been used for other purposes as well. 

Many parts are used medicinally and dyes are made from its bark and leaves.  Even the wood itself cuts and polishes easily. 

The flowers are also made into wine or served in other dishes
 
The Black Beauty Elderberry grows to 12 feet with an equal spread.  However, if you prefer a shorter plant, it will readily adapt to pruning. 

There’s sure to be space somewhere in your yard for this unique, one-of-a-kind ornamental.
 
*Pink Flowers have Lemon Fragrance
*Purple Foliage
*Loves Moist or Wet Soil


Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Black Beauty® Elderberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Sambuscus nigra 'Gerda'
Foliage Dark Black
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink