Sambucus nigra Black Beauty™ (syn. Gerda) Caprifoliaceae
Black Beauty Elder or Elderberry sam-BEW-kus ni-GRA
- Broadleaf deciduous large shrub or small tree to 10 ft (3 m) if left unpruned, upright, dense shrub, slightly spreading. Leaves pinnately compound, usually 5 leaflets, very dark purple-red, veins and stems are purple. Flowers have an intense pink color.
- Sun and part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 From the Horticulture Research International, East Malling, England; Plant Patent 12,305, 12/25/01.