An Award-winning Replacement for Japanese Maple Black Lace Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’ P.P.) is a beautiful breakthrough in classic Elderberries. Elderberries are usually grown as large shrubs or small trees. They typically have bright green leaves, white flowers and are specially grown for their black berries which are used to make Elderberry wine and jams. Black Lace turns that vision on its head. Instead of broad green foliage, the intense, dark purple (almost black) foliage of Black Lace is finely cut. This makes it look very similar to an expensive Japanese Maple Tree, with a couple of added benefits. In summer, creamy pink flowers cover the shrub and shine against the deep leaf color. In fall, the flowers give way to edible deep red berries that can be used like typical elderberries, in wines and jams. If you leave them on the plant your garden will be rewarded by the birds that will come to take them off of your hands. Black Lace works in almost any soil except extremely dry ones. It love wet soils and is great in a rain garden setting. It only reaches to 8’ high so it can fit into any garden, but you can prune it to any height you like. It makes a great hedge or foundation plant. Try it as a specimen plant or small tree. Named “best New Plant” of 2006, you can’t go wrong with this great shrub. Nature Hills sells only top quality, strong shrubs that you will enjoy in your garden for years to come. * Dramatic foliage color* Edible fall berries* Summer flowers.
Fast-Growing, Golden Shrub Golden Elder Elderberry is a fast-growing shrub with several ornamental features. These would look outstanding in your yard as a shrub border or in a naturalized area. Your Golden Elder Elderberry is a fast-growing, hardy shrub that’s lovely even when not in bloom or in fruit. Its pinnate leaves host up to eleven leaflets each, adding definition and texture to your landscape. The foliage features a handsome, yellow to golden-green hue that will maintain its color throughout the season. Fragrant, star-shaped tiny blossoms cluster together to form flat-topped bouquets in spring, a dressy accompaniment to the lively foliage. As summer progressing into fall, the red drupes ripen, awaiting your harvest (or that of your yard’s wildlife). The fruit makes outstanding pies, jam and wine or can be left on the shrub for the nutritional value it holds for wildlife into the winter months. Golden Elder Elderberry is a deciduous shrub that grows up to twelve feet tall. It has a broad, rounded shape and is tolerant of a variety of conditions. However, the color of your Golden Elder foliage will be best if you plant it in full sun and in moist soils. It doesn’t mind some pruning, and although unnecessary, will be better for it. Overall, the Golden Elder Elderberry is hardy shrub with a lot of ornamental interest, but requiring little or no care. * Fast-growing * Lovely flowers * Decorative foliage * Red fruit * Hardy.
Largest Fruit of Any Elderberry The York Elderberry is a hardy, ornamental shrub that produces edible fruit. It’s suitable as a specimen plant in your yard and would also make a spectacular hedge. Elderberry shrubs can grow to 12 feet tall with an equal spread and lovely rounded appearance. Their bright red foliage and dense form make them a lovely addition to any yard…but wait until you see what summer brings! In June your Elderberry will explode in huge clusters of tiny five petaled, white flowers. The tall yellow stamens extend significantly, giving the floral clusters an almost sparkly appearance in the sunlight. It’s as if fairy dust had been sprinkled over their pristine petals. The Elderberry flowers will later give way to low calorie, highly nutritional fruit that has been prized for generations. Your York Elderberry produces the largest fruit size and quantity of any of the Elderberries. Elderberries are high in Vitamin C and used in many dishes including preserves, wine and pies. They are also sometimes used for medicinal purposes. In fact, many parts of the Elderberry are edible, and it has been written about extensively in folklore. The York Elderberry will provide you with years of beauty and bounty, and requires little care from you. Its hardy and adaptable nature, coupled with its lovely flowers and delicious fruit, make it the perfect plant for your landscape. * Profusion of White Flowers* Largest Blue Black Fruit* Red Foliage in Autumn .