Laced Up® Elderberry
Space-Saving Elderberry Stands Up and Commands Attention!
Some things are destined to become classics - The Pontiac Trans-Am, circa 1970; the "little black dress"; The Wizard of Oz. We're not overstating it to say that the Strait-Laced Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) will soon be added to that list.
This new form of elderberry takes everything you've loved about the airy, joyful, award-winning Proven Winners 'Black Lace' and 'Black Beauty' elderberries and makes them better suited to modern urban gardens.
By nature, elderberries are exuberant growers, often becoming very large plants. Unfortunately if you love them, but also love the current trend of small spaces, you were out of luck. Until now. New for 2018, "Strait-Laced" is a very columnar form of sambucus that is perfect for smaller spaces.
It only takes up a square foot of ground space, but shoots up a ramrod straight column of gorgeous dark, feathery foliage that adds motion and pattern in full or part sun. It looks amazing in a container or flanking an entryway, and makes a fantastic and quirky statement as a specimen plant in a bed or foundation planting! Plant it in full sun for best color and shape, no pruning necessary.
In early summer hundreds of pink flowers bloom in airy lace-caps that look like ornaments hung against the dark maroon-black leaves. It is a pretty unforgettable sight! If you plant a pollinator nearby you'll also get loads of the namesake elderberries following the flowers.
Don't miss this opportunity to be the trend-setter in your neighborhood. Order from us today!
- Dramatic foliage color with unmatched texture
- Columnar form uses far less space
- Edible fall berries
- Head-turning summer flowers
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|
|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||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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Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Sambucus nigra 'SNR1292'|
|Mature Height||6 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|