Sambucus nigra 'Guincho purple'
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.
Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soils are best, but will tolerate some dryness as well as wet sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
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.
Tends to sucker and may need regular pruning to keep the plant in good shape.
NOT IN STOCK please do not order
Large plant in 3litre pot
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.