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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Guincho Purple'
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common name: Elder
synonyms: Sambucus nigra 'Guincho Purple', Sambucus nigra 'Purpurea'
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
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.
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.