Black Elder

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I have had an official compliant from head office* that I don’t always name the plants on my posts.  This is Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla “Thundercloud”.  If you prefer you could call it the black elder Thundercloud, which is much more manageable.  I will be testing you later.

*my mum

11 thoughts on “Black Elder

  1. Thank you and your mum very much for that.My neighbour has a beautiful specimen and I wondered what it was……now I ‘m wondering whether I can beg a cutting as him indoors is very good at them.

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  2. One of these days, I’m going to make a serious study of propagation by cuttings. I’ve never had much success at this. I think I’m not keeping things clean enough, maybe.

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  3. My Yorkshire friend Neil propagated both Sambucus ‘Black Beauty’ and S. ‘Black Lace’ from cuttings and they are both thriving and have lovely dark cut leaves.

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