This is a beautiful plant, just don't plant near a door or window as it smells like cat urine when it blooms. Also, it is prone to little black bugs that at first look like part of the plant growing on the stems. It kills them. I have lost every one of mine and I have had three to these pests. I don't know what they are but they love this plant. You will know if you see parts of your leaves dying. Spraying with a Dawn and water solution helped for awhile. Maybe I needed to reapply it more often. Mine grew so big and beautiful and then it started doing this. It took the last plant I had before I noticed these pests. They are hard to see. If I knew what to use to kill them, I would buy another of these very stunning and beautiful plants.
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 7
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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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:
Produces BerriesFoliage InterestResists:DeerRabbitsHarmful To:Pets
- Columnar habit takes up far less space than other elderberries
- Elegant, feathery black foliage provides unmatched color and texture
- Pink flowers in early summer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:72 - 120 InchesSpacing:48 - 72 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:BlackFoliage Shade:BlackHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
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.
PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need a Black Lace®, Instant Karma®, or Black Beauty™ as a pollinatorMaintenance Notes:
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.Fun Facts:
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.Laced Up® Sambucus nigra 'SNR1292' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
kimberly schmitzIllinoisUnited States20 weeks ago