Sambucus nigra ‘Eiffel 1’ (Black Tower)

(Black Tower Elderberry)


$39.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Eiffel 1’ was bred by Kenneth Richard Tobutt of Gravesend, Great Britain and is sold under the trade name of BLACK TOWER. It is an upright columnar shrub with dark stems and large serrated leaves that emerge celery green and mature to burgundy to almost jet black. Its pink flowers are followed by black-purple berries that attract wildlife. It grows 6 to 8 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Description

Grow in medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, humusy ones. Plants spread by root suckers to form colonies. Prune suckers as they appear unless naturalizing is desired. Plants also spread freely by self-seeding in optimum conditions. A large number of late winter pruning options include (a) pruning out dead or weakened stems, (b) shortening one year stems or (c) cutting back to the ground to rejuvenate. Unpruned plants can rapidly become unattractive and weedy in appearance.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Black Tower Elderberry

Botanical Name

Sambucus nigra 'Eiffel1'

Container/Amount

2 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

7-10'

Width

3-4'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late spring/early summer

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Lime green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

dark purple

Fall Color

Some yellow

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