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Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

Description: A choice form of elderberry with an upright habit. It is a deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves divided into dark-purple leaflets, producing small, scented, pink flowers on flat heads in summer followed by glossy, black berries. 

Uses: Good at the back of the border or as a focal plant in a more contemporary garden.

Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade.

Height/Spread: Height and spread to 4 meters.

Soil Requirements: Any moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Will tolerate extremely chalky sites.

Pruning: Can trimmed hard to keep small and bushy. 

Special Requirements: Mulching in spring ensures the soil remains moist around the root area.

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