HGTV™ Licorice Stix™ Elder - Sambucus nigra 'Eiffel01' PPAF

Licorice Stix™ Elder is a dramatic new Black Elder with a sturdy, columnar form, dark, burgundy-purple foliage and masses of two-tone pink blooms all summer long. New foliage emerges celery-green, for fantastic contrast. The flat-topped flower clusters, which appear solid pink from a distance, are revealed to be white at the base and deep rosy-pink to carmine at the top. In fall the flowers are replaced by black berries, beloved by birds. 

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Purple
Flower Attributes: 
Long Bloom Time
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Foundation
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Zen
Light Needs: 
Partial Sun/Shade
Plant Types: 
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
36-48"
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attractive Foliage
Growth Habits: 
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 4.3 (24 votes)

Plant in sun or shade; the more sun, the denser the foliage, flower and fruit. Sambucus is not fussy about soil, but does best in a moisture-retentive loam enriched with organic matter. Mulch after planting and thereafter in spring to help retain moisture and maintain a cool root run.  Water during periods of drought. Each year, in late winter, prune back to 12 to 14 inches or where ample buds are present to produce vigorous spring growth.

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