Sambucus nigra 'Guincho Purple'

Black Elderberry, Common Elderberry, European Elderberry

Family: Adoxaceae Moschatel

Type Shrub
USDA Hardiness range 5A - 7A
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color White
Bloom time Summer
Water needs Wet
Landscape uses Border, container, massing, pollard, standard, seashore, specimen
Height 8' to 10' / 2.40m to 3.00m
Spread 10' to 15' / 3.00m to 4.60m
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies
Leaf color Green, purple
Fruit color Purple
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, alkaline, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Rounded
Attributes and features Attracts birds, attractive foilage, invasive