Sambucus nigra 'Gerda' (Black Beauty™)

Black Elderberry, Common Elderberry, European Elderberry

Family: Adoxaceae Moschatel


Type Shrub
USDA Hardiness range 4A - 7B
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Pink
Bloom time Summer
Water needs Moist
Landscape uses Border, container, hedge, massing, screen, seashore, specimen, woodland garden
Height 6' to 8' / 1.80m to 2.40m
Spread 6' to 8' / 1.80m to 2.40m
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies, fragrant flowers
Leaf color Purple
Fruit color Black, purple
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Spreading or horizontal, upright or erect
Attributes and features Attracts birds, attractive foilage, invasive, naturalizing