ICanGarden Suggestions:

Black Beauty Sambucus

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Joy Pitre01-Jul-02 07:29 PM EST 4b   
Tom Dawson02-Jul-02 09:40 AM EST 3a   
Donna F26-Nov-02 11:02 AM EST 6b   
glen30-Jan-03 04:01 PM EST 3a   
PatA30-Mar-03 11:33 PM EST 3a   
H31-Mar-03 07:06 AM EST 7b   

Subject: Black Beauty Sambucus
From: Joy Pitre
Zone: 4b
Date: 01-Jul-02 07:29 PM EST

I'm looking for information on this shrub. Interested in purchasing it if it is zone friendly.

Subject: RE: Black Beauty Sambucus
From: Tom Dawson
Zone: 3a
Date: 02-Jul-02 09:40 AM EST

Hi Joy, the only reference I've seen to the Black Beauty Sambucus was by Dirk Van der Werff in his article about the Four Oaks Show where he said the plant was "previewed for 2003 commercial release". http://www.icangarden.com/document.cfm?task=viewdetail&itemid=3109

He also has more info on his U.K. site at http://www.plants-magazine.com/newplants/newplant137.shtml

You also might want to check out GardenImport at https://www.gardenimport.com/docs/plntfset.html as they had a reference to it at one point.

If this fails, you might want to try posting this note on the "General Topics" as it gets read more than this "Suggestion" area.

regards tom

Subject: RE: Black Beauty Sambucus
From: Donna F
Zone: 6b
Date: 26-Nov-02 11:02 AM EST

I bought a Black Beauty Sambucus this summer from Garden Import.It seemed to do well over the summer even with the dry spells.You should send for the Garden Import catalogues as they often have unique and unusual plants for sale.I haven't been disappointed by anything I have purchased from them.They are pricey though.

Subject: RE: Black Beauty Sambucus
From: glen
Zone: 3a
Date: 30-Jan-03 04:01 PM EST

Lindenburg seeds has it in their spring 2003 catalogue. All they really mention is that in colder zones, such as the prairies, it suffers dieback so should be treated more like a perennial.

Subject: RE: Black Beauty Sambucus
From: PatA
Zone: 3a
Date: 30-Mar-03 11:33 PM EST

Joy, the Black Beauty Elder will be available at Garden Centres this season. I'm not sure where you are but in Alberta I know Parkland in Red Deer and Hole's in Edmonton will be carrying it for sure. I am going to try it in Zone 3 as a Japanese Maple look-a-like. It can be pruned to be a small tree shape so I'm intrigued. It is hardy to zone 3 (USDA Zone 4) so you should be just fine.There is a nice picture and description at http://www.springmeadownursery.com/black_beauty.htm :-)

Subject: RE: Black Beauty Sambucus
From: H
Zone: 7b
Date: 31-Mar-03 07:06 AM EST

Raintreenursery.com for Raintree Nursery in Washington State. They have fruits, nuts and fruit trees from all over including the Black Beauty Elderberry for $7.50.

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