Sambucus Nigra 'Gerda' - Black Beauty Elder
This gorgeous shrub deserves a place in every garden, providing you can give it plenty of room! It is often seen planted in tiny beds where it surely becomes a problem as it outgrows its space. Dark foliage turns from green-purple to purple-black as it ages. Masses of tiny, robust pink flower clusters cover the plant in mid-summer. These flower clusters form dark purple berries which are a rich food source for birds and wildlife. The berries can also be used to make wine and cordial. Cheers!