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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophlla 'Thundercloud'

Genus: Sambucus.

Species: Sambucus nigra.

Other names: Black elder 'Thundercloud', Bourtree 'Thundercloud', Common elder 'Thundercloud', Elderberry 'Thundercloud', European elder 'Thundercloud'

Genus: Sambucus
Variety or Cultivar: 'Thundercloud' _ 'Thundercloud' is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with purple-black, finely-divided, palmate leaves and red buds opening to flattened panicles of fragrant, reddish-pink flowers in early summer followed by round, glossy, dark purple fruit in summer.

Flower: Pink in Summer

Foliage: Black, Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple, Black in Summer; Dark-purple, Black in Autumn

Fragrance: Flowers are scented.

Habit: Bushy, Compact, Upright

Toxicity: Any part of the plant may cause discomfort if ingested. However, the berries may be consumed when cooked.

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