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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva' (Elder 'Eva')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva'

Other names

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace', Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Lace', Elder 'Eva', Sambucus nigra 'Eva'

Genus

Sambucus Sambucus

Variety or Cultivar

'Eva' _ 'Eva' is an upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with pinnate leaves divided into ovate to elliptic, deeply toothed, purple-black leaflets and flat umbels of fragrant, pink flowers in summer followed by purple-black fruit.


Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause discomfort if ingested. However, the berries may be consumed if cooked.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Purple, Black in Summer; Dark-red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Verticillium wilt Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

To produce the best coloured leaves, prune plants back to ground level every year in early spring. Tolerates hard pruning to keep size in check.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva' (Elder 'Eva') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Will tolerate most soils and aspects; ideally, grow in a moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva'

Other names

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace', Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Lace', Elder 'Eva', Sambucus nigra 'Eva'

Genus

Sambucus Sambucus

Variety or Cultivar

'Eva' _ 'Eva' is an upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with pinnate leaves divided into ovate to elliptic, deeply toothed, purple-black leaflets and flat umbels of fragrant, pink flowers in summer followed by purple-black fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause discomfort if ingested. However, the berries may be consumed if cooked.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Purple, Black in Summer; Dark-red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

To produce the best coloured leaves, prune plants back to ground level every year in early spring. Tolerates hard pruning to keep size in check.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva' (Elder 'Eva') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Will tolerate most soils and aspects; ideally, grow in a moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Grown from hardwood cutting

(05/06/2011)

(04/08/2011)

(03/04/2011) Any part of the plant may cause discomfort if ingested. However, the berries may be consumed if cooked.

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