Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info. If listed as " DELIVERED X MONTH" they might be available by pallet with a £45-£110 surcharge.
The Black Lace Elder Sambusus nigra Black Lace Options
30+ cm: 3-5L pot, usually bush form.
150-180cm: 9-12L pot, usually singe stem. Check before purchase if important.
The Black Lace Elder (Sambusus nigra 'Black Lace') is a very pretty small tree/bush, ideal for the small garden as it only grows to 3m (10ft). Black Lace has striking purple foliage with lovely pink flowers. These flowers are fragrant. Dark purple or black coloured elderberries follow in late summer to autumn, ideal for those who like to make wine. This tree is best suited to either full sun or partial shade.
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See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Sambucus Nigra Black lace
Hello Alan, Our new Sambucus Nigra arrived safe and sound and has now taken up residence in the grounds enjoying the last vestiges of summery weather. A fine specimen it is too! The couriers left the package on the patio as instructed and it certainly appeared that our tree had made the journey the right way up and had been handled with care. With thanks John & Liz 0913
Hi, Yes Black Lace order received in great condition thank you. It was a birthday present for my Mum and she loved it thank you. Best wishes, Lydia Bryan G Daniel
Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.