Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla ‘Black Beauty’ has the most beautiful, delicate pink flowers which contrast well with the deep, dark and dense foliage; making this hardy shrub a really decorative specimen plant. With sweet, lemon-scented blooms which are carried in dense flower clusters in early summer, and are then replaced with glossy black elderberries, this Elder really will make a great talking point, and it is a favourite with birds and gardeners alike. Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla ‘Gerda’ is an ideal addition to your wildlife garden or woodland area and it also works well in larger borders too. Height: 6m (20′). Spread: 4m (12′).