General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Dark purple compound, pinnate leaves.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Other: Lemon scent
Flower Color: Mauve
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Flies
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP15575

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Black Lace™
Cultivar name: 'Eva'
Common names
  • Elderberry
  • Black Elder
  • Bourtree
  • European Elder

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christine2 On June 9, 2022 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
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