The beautiful pink flowers of Sambucus nigra Black Lace
The beautiful pink flowers of Sambucus nigra Black Lace
The cut leaf of Sambucus nigra Black Lace
Small multi-stem Black Elder from this batch

Sambucus nigra Black Lace

Black Elder

Estimated fully grown height 3-5m

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Product Details

These specimens are supplied as small 1.5-2m tall in 35l containers

What a knockout plant this is! Part of the Elder family, this selection has fine purple/ black leaves that are heavily cut and provide beautiful contrast within a small garden as it can be routinely pruned in the winter to keep it from growing too large. It will make a small bushy tree if left alone but is more often seen as a shrub that produces pink tinged white elder flowers in mid summer that contrasts wonderfully with its deeper coloured foliage.

So to recap, cut leaf, foliage colour to die for, a great floral display and suitable for a small garden! Sambucus nigra Black Lace will grow on most soils and its dark foliage softens to red before leaf fall in the autumn. Trees of this colour are always the first to draw the eye in any garden space so always plant on the extremity of your plot.

Mature height 3-5m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.