Elder tree ‘Black Tower’


This striking tree will be a dramatic focal point in any outdoor space. The leaves emerge green but if the tree is grown in full sun they will quickly turn dark burgundy. In summer light pink and white delicately fragranced flowers emerge and contrast dramatically with the dark foliage. The flowers are followed by glossy dark berries which are loved by birds. This tree is the perfect choice for smaller gardens as it is compact and upright.

Fun fact, the flower heads can be boiled and made into a syrup or cordial.

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About the product

What's included

  • An elder tree (Sambucus nigra(12L) – planted in your chosen pot (if added)
  • Care guide
Current height (inc. pot):
Current width:
Light needs:
Full sun, partial shade
Frost sensitive?
Pollinator friendly?
Child safe?
🟠 - if eaten raw the leaves, flowers and berries can cause an upset stomach: the flowers can be used to make a syrup or cordial
Pet safe?
🟠 - if eaten the leaves, flowers and berries can cause an upset stomach

Seasons of interest

  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Jun
  4. Jul
  5. Aug
  6. Sep
  1. Eco-friendly sourcing Eco- friendly sourcing
  2. Peat-free compost Peat- free compost
  3. Long lasting plants Long lasting plants
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