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Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'
Upright, open shrub with dark-purple lacy foliage and pink flowers in late spring
Plant in average to moist soil that is well drained
Prune as needed after flowering
Plant in full sun to partial shade; flowering and foliage are better in sun
Height: 3-6 feet; width: 4-6 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 5-7:
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; avoid contact with salt
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall.