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botanical name:
Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Guincho Purple'
Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Guincho Purple' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Elder
synonyms:  Sambucus nigra 'Guincho Purple', Sambucus nigra 'Purpurea'
family:  Adoxaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Young leaves open green, then age to deep blackish-purple and often turn red in autumn. The flowers contrast well with the foliage, being pink in bud and opening to white flushed with pink.

cultivation:
Moist well drained soil in sun or part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of conditions and easy to grow.
Prune back hard in early spring.

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