A snazzy cultivar of the black elder. Since I last looked it has aquired a new name, possibly lifted from a dusty cabinet at the back entrance to the British Museum. Unspellable for any but a serious spelling bee, certainly unpronouncable. I’m sticking to Sambucus nigra Black Lace. It looks great planted with Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster – tall spear like grass just throwing fresh foliage growth right now and Geranium psilostemon for airy magenta grace.
Challenge for the weekend: elderflower cordial from this plant. Finite quantity of flowers which is good.