Proven Winners® Color Choice® Black Beauty® Elderberry - Sambucus nigra 'Gerda' PP12305 PBRAF

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Intriguing dark black foliage that actually gets darker as it ages. Loads of lemon scented rich pink flowers in summer that contrast wonderfully. Grow it as a shrub, or cut it back each year and use it as a bold perennial. Developed in England. Proven Winners®.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Purple
Flower Attributes: 
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Foundation
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Traditional
Zen
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
5-10'
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attractive Foliage
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 4
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Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Little pruning is necessary but can be cut back at the end of each year or every few years to rejuvenate or treat as a herbaceous perennial. Prune broken or damaged limbs. 

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