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Sambucus nigra Black Tower


Sambucus nigra Black Tower forms upright columns of lush, purple-black foliage with flat-topped clusters of pink and white flowers followed by edible black fruit.

Sambucus nigra Black Tower 'Eiffel 1' (aka Licorice Stix) is an amazing columnar addition to the elderberries with strongly upright stems 6-8 feet tall and only 3-4 feet wide covered in lush, serrated, purple-black foliage similar to 'Black Beauty'. Flat-topped clusters of pink and white, self-fertile flowers in early summer followed by purple-black, edible berries. More fruit is produced if a different cultivar is also present. Tolerant of moist sites.

Common Name: Black Elderberry

Family: Adoxaceae (The Viburnum family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Black

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Hedgerows, scrub, woods, roadsides, and waste places especially on disturbed base-rich and nitrogen-rich soils.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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