Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Elderberry Black Lace

This is a Black Lace Elderberry, sambucus nigra 'black lace' also know as the Japanese Maple of the North. I planted mine a couple of years ago, it has yet to bloom and produce berries, I have hopes that it will this year. It is a very attractive shrub, I would highly recommend it. I think it is interesting even in the winter.
My son "landscapes" while I "garden" we both planted this shrub the same spring without knowing the other had chosen and planted it.


Sally said...

Uh, Jenny - I think you've just been spammed! LOL

Anyway - got any shots of this shrub in the summer so I can see what it looks like? Thanks!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

No kidding Sally, I wish those people would get a life :).

I do have some pics of Black Lace during the summer, I will post a couple tonight, thanks for stopping by.

this is my patch said...

Fantastic photo! The Sambucus looks wonderful against the snow. x