Black Beauty Elderberry
Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'
A spectacular edible ornamental bush for your yard, Black Beauty grows about 10' tall with deep, dusky, burgundy/purple foliage. Lemon-scented masses of pink flower clusters smother the bush in early summer, contrasting perfectly with the foliage. Black Beauty bears a surprisingly large yield of edible black berries in early fall.
This was one of the first of the ornamental varieties of European elder, and remains one of the best for both vivid leaf color and fruit yield. From the East Malling Research Station in England. P.P. 12,305. Plant with any other variety of S. nigra for best production from both plants.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Grow Height: 10' (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: Late Summer
Pollination: Partially Self Fertile
Read our Elderberry Growing Guide