An elderberry like no other!
Beautiful elderberries like Black Lace® and Black Beauty® have long been some of our most popular varieties - but as fairly large plants, not everyone has space for them. Enter Laced Up® elderberry, an amazing narrow, upright variety that takes up only a few square feet of ground. Feathery black foliage covers broomstick-straight stems that shoot toward the sky but stay in a narrow column. Early summer brings hundreds of pink flowers to contrast with the leaves. It's an exotic looking plant that's surprisingly hardy and easy to grow! Available in better garden centers in spring 2018. This plant was formerly known as Strait Laced® elderberry.
Top reasons to plant Laced Up® elderberry:
With its unusual columnar habit, there are practically limitless landscape uses for Laced Up™ elderberry. It works well in pairs as a formal planting at entryways or in containers; it also makes a quirky and eye-catching specimen in any landscape or garden.
Laced Up™ elderberry is very easy to care for. It does not need regular pruning, but any dead wood should be removed in early spring. Any errant shoots can be pruned out to the ground as needed. Plant in full sun for best color and shape. This plant is not recommended for warm climates.
All elderberries are toxic to pets and livestock. Because the foliage has a distinctive scent, however, animals tend to leave it alone.
Looking for berries? You will need Black Beauty, Black Lace, or Instant Karma as pollinator.
The term "strait laced" refers to a specific method of lacing shoes, corsets, or other apparel so that it could be quickly cut off the wearer in the event of an emergency.
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