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Strait Laced Elderberry
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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!

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.

Strait-Laced Elderberry grows to 10 feet tall, but only a few feet wide. (Plant it in full sun for best color and shape, no pruning necessary.)

Don’t miss this opportunity to be the trend-setter in your neighborhood. Be the first to own Strait-Laced before it starts hitting garden centers next year. Order from us today!

* Dramatic foliage color with unmatched texture
* Columnar form uses far less space
* Edible fall berries
* Head-turning summer flowers


Strait Laced™ Elderberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Sambucus nigra 'SNR1292'
Foliage Black
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Soil Type Well-drained
Moisture Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Black