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Sambucus – Laced Up® – Elderberry – Sambucus nigra

Garden Height
72 - 120
Spacing
48 - 72
Spread
36 - 48
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Looking for berries?  You will need Black Beauty, Black Lace, or Instant Karma as pollinator.

Features

Looking for berries?  You will need Black Beauty, Black Lace, or Instant Karma as pollinator.

Resists: Deer, Rabbits

Fun Facts

The term "strait laced" refers to a specific method of lacing shoes, corsets, or other apparel so that it could be quickly cut off the wearer in the event of an emergency. 

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes

Laced Up™ elderberry is very easy to care for. It does not need regular pruning, but any dead wood should be removed in early spring. Any errant shoots can be pruned out to the ground as needed. Plant in full sun for best color and shape. This plant is not recommended for warm climates.

All elderberries are toxic to pets and livestock. Because the foliage has a distinctive scent, however, animals tend to leave it alone.

Uses Notes

With its unusual columnar habit, there are practically limitless landscape uses for Laced Up™ elderberry. It works well in pairs as a formal planting at entryways or in containers; it also makes a quirky and eye-catching specimen in any landscape or garden. 

PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need a Black Lace®, Instant Karma®, or Black Beauty™ as a pollinator

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Good for Screening, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point