Guincho Purple Elderberry

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Elderberry - Guincho Purple, Sambucus nigra 'Guincho Purple', is a purple-leaved cultivar of black elder. This is a smaller, spreading plant, with the darkest of all sambucus foliage. It is bright green while young and rapidly becoming bronze, then deep bronzy purple, a perfect background for the pink-flushed blooms. In autumn, leaves turn rich red. After summer blooming period is over, it produces small, round, shiny black fruit. These fruits are attractive to wildlife; used to make jams and jellies. Guincho Purple is an upright, deciduous shrub which typically grows 8' to15' tall. To produce the best colored leaves, prune plants back to ground level every year in early spring. Best grown in medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Guincho Purple tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, humusy ones. Spreads by root suckers to form large colonies. Use for shrub borders, screens or backgrounds. Elderberry fruit is known for its immune boosting qualities and has anti-carcinogen and anti-oxident properites. Also very high in Vitamin C.


Guincho Purple Elderberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Sambucus nigra 'Guincho Purple'
Foliage Purple
Mature Height 8 to 10 feet
Mature Spread 8 to10 feet
Soil Type Well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink, White