The perfect plant for anyone who loves dark foliage but doesn’t want to take up too much space. The Sambucus nigra Black Tower’. This upright plant, is both dense and compact, making it the perfect dual plant, in that it’s great as a standalone or as a part of a border.
The leaves of this plant may not start dark, emerging as a green, but the sun quickly turns them to a gorgeous deep dark burgundy when the plant is fully grown. Small pink flowers appear during the summer months, and are replaced by an abundance of black elderberries later in the year. The flowers make a beautiful start contrast against the dark foliage, making it one of our personal favourites at Plants To Your Door.