The Black Lace Elder (Sambusus nigra 'Black Lace') is a very pretty small tree, 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.
Black Lace elder is supplied at a height of 125cm in a 12 litre container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
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See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Sambucus Nigra Black lace
September 2013: 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
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
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.