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Black Tower Elderberry

Glossy burgundy-black foliage on an upright form.

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  • flowering dateLate spring - Early summer
  • hardiness zone5-8
  • height6 - 8 feet
  • restricted statesAE AK AZ CA GU HI ID MT NV OR PR UT VI WA
  • ship as1 GALLON POT
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Columnar habit
  • Foliage changes color throughout season
  • Showy, attractive flowers and berries

Elderberry plants have grown in popularity in recent years—and for good reason. These lovely shrubs produce intensely flavorful fruits with rich, woodsy flavor, often used for making jams, syrups, and jellies. In addition to their berry yield, elderberries are simply beautiful. Black Tower offers the signature color palette, pollinator-attracting flowers, and tasty fruit of any elderberry, in a neat and upright habit. The foliage opens in celery-green in spring, maturing to a dark burgundy along near-black stems. Flowers attract butterflies, too. This shrub is self-pollinating, but planting multiple varieties can increase yield.

Product Details

  • botanical nameSambucus nigra 'Eiffel 1' PP23633
  • flowering dateLate spring - Early summer
  • flower colorPink
  • flower formTiny flowers on flattened cymes
  • foliage typeLarge, serrated
  • formShrub
  • hardiness zone5-8
  • height6 - 8 feet
  • pruningLate winter pruning options include pruning out dead or weakened stems, shortening one year stems or cutting back to the ground to rejuvenate.
  • restricted statesAE AK AZ CA GU HI ID MT NV OR PR UT VI WA
  • shipping seasonFall
  • ship as1 GALLON POT
  • soil requirementMedium to wet, well-drained
  • spacing36 - 48 inches
  • spread36 - 48 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • watering requirementMedium to wet

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-4B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5A 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
6A & 6B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
7A 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
7B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
8A & 8B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
9A-9B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
10A-10B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/21/24
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/4/24

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