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A garden flower photo (Sambucus nigra (Common elder))

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It Looks Great Bazden, I love grasses, and Acers...Dee..

4 Aug, 2008


What is the bronze plant Bazden - is it somthing nigra?? I love it

19 Apr, 2009


I've just spotted it as an advert at the side of this page is it black elder?

19 Apr, 2009


its sambucus nigra - black lace

a variety of the Elder

29 Apr, 2009


Stunning plant, Brilliant colour.....Go to get one!

15 May, 2009


My sambucus nigra is tall and leggy. How did you get it to be such a lush bush?

6 Aug, 2009


I have S. nigra Black Lace too :)
They're tough Redjan, you can prune them and they'll grow into that lush looking plant.
They're a very fast grower !

6 Aug, 2009


I notice that the advice given for this plant is that you cut it down to the ground each spring. Can anyone tell me what is the growth-rate it is likely to achieve, for around mid-June please? I have just bought one and am waiting to plant it in the right spot.

6 Aug, 2009


Ollie, it can be cut down to the ground each year but i don't touch mine - other than to prune it to keep it in shape.
It is such a fast grower that it would make about 4 or 5' easily before you cut it back again.

Pruning encourages growth on all plants.

7 Aug, 2009


Looks beautiful, just like an acer, and I love your combination of planting with the stones. I'm thinking of getting a black lace but to put in a large pot. But I'm not sure if it will be happy in a pot as I read that it needs a lot of water.

27 Mar, 2014

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