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Sambucus nigra 'Gerda'
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Jumbo gallon Potted (SKU: 6447)
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List Price $45.00 Per Plant

Proven Winners® Color Choice® Plant Collection

Hardiness Zone: 5-7   ·   Mature Height: 8-12 Feet   ·   Mature Spread: 8-12 Feet

Buy Black Beauty® Elderberry online. A whole new look for elderberry! Massive, pink flowers in early summer contrast wonderfully with the dark purple, almost black foliage. Grow it as a shrub, or cut it back each year and use it as a bold perennial. Tons of appeal!

Family: Adoxaceae · Common Name: Elderberry

FREE with every plant purchased:

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  • A pre-applied, pre-measured amount of time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for up to one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

BLACK BEAUTY® ELDERBERRY Plant Characteristics


  1. Susan - Oct 27, 2014
    New York (Hardiness Zone: 4)

    When it arrived it was huge & I purchased the smallest one. Sure enough the deer ate all the leaves off, but I've since caged it and it bounced right back. I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty grow.

  2. Aaron - Jul 16, 2015
    Ashland, Missouri (Hardiness Zone: 5)

    Overall pretty good, there were some snapped ends on various part of the plants, but no significant damage. A light pruning and then placement in part sun to acclimate the plant before placing in the ground was all it took before new growth started to form. Overall I'm pretty pleased, don't expect super purple leaves right away but it seems like they will darken with age. Definitely an interesting variety!

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BLACK BEAUTY® ELDERBERRY Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips

Sambucus is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.