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Sambucus nigra 'Guincho purple'

 

Features:

Large flattened clusters of tiny cream-colored flowers in early summer, fragrant; large clusters of small black berries in late summer. See its cousin Black lace or Sutherland gold for a fantasic planting scheme. Use the guincho purple for the height and the others in the front with some small Japanese maples to maximise effect.

Culture:

Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soils are best, but will tolerate some dryness as well as wet sites; tolerates alkaline soil.

 

Mature Height:

10-20 Feet

Mature Width:

8-12 Feet

Soil Conditions:

Dry, Moist, Well-Drained, Wet

 

Tolerance: Alkaline Soil, Dry Sites Salt, Soil Compaction

Wet Sites, Wind. Ideal for Wexford or coastal areas.

Uses: Barrier border, foundation, hedge, massing, naturalizing, screen, specimen

 

Foliage Color: Dark green bronze to purple.

Additional Notes:

Tends to sucker and may need regular pruning to keep the plant in good shape.

 

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€10

Large plant in 3litre pot

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Cultivars: NOT IN STOCK NOT IDEAL FOR IRELAND

'Albo-variegata' - White speckled foliage.

'Gerda' (Black Beauty™)- Black (dark purple) leaves, fragrant pink flowers.

'Madonna'- Leaves are a mix of green and yellow; white flowers.

'Pulverulenta'- Green leaves mottled with white.