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Black Tower Elder
Black Tower Elder
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Black Tower Elder

Item # 34556
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Yellow blooms in mid to late summer complete the show!

A great improvement for this very popular plant!
Plant Patent Applied For. Cultivar name: 'Eiffel01'

A dramatic new Black Elder with a sturdy, columnar form, jet-black foliage, and masses of two-tone pink blooms all summer long. The large leaves are neatly serrated and slightly incurled along the long edges, creating more depth for the shrub, and the branching goes right to the ground.

The new foliage emerges celery-green, for fantastic contrast. And the flat-topped flower clusters, which appear solid pink from a distance, are revealed to be white at the base and deep rosy-pink to carmine at the top.

In autumn the flowers are replaced by black berries, beloved by birds. Wonderfully disease-resistant, this 6- to 8-foot-high, 3- to 4-foot-wide shrub appreciates a good pruning after the flowers pass, but needs little other care to keep its unique shape, lush foliage, and heavy bloom year after year.

Space these plants 3 feet apart for solid coverage, and be sure to cut them to about a foot from the ground in late winter. They'll come back bushier and better than ever before -- and in less time than you would have believed possible! Enjoy this handsome shrub. Zones 3-9.

Genus Sambucus
Species nigra
Variety 'Eiffel01'
ppaf PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 3 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 6 ft - 8 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower
Bloom Color Dark Pink, Dark Red, Multi-Color, Rose, White
Foliage Color Black, Light Green
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Fall Color, Border, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental, Privacy, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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