Plant Base Online (beta)

botanical name:
Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Guincho Purple'
Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Guincho Purple' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Elder
synonyms:  Sambucus nigra 'Guincho Purple', Sambucus nigra 'Purpurea'
family:  Adoxaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Young leaves open green, then age to deep blackish-purple and often turn red in autumn. The flowers contrast well with the foliage, being pink in bud and opening to white flushed with pink.

Moist well drained soil in sun or part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of conditions and easy to grow.
Prune back hard in early spring.

Deeproot tree logo

You can also install Plant Base on your computer:

  • self contained application
  • more features
  • update and add records
  • larger and higher quality pictures
  • fast and efficient
  • always available, no connection needed
  • Windows, Mac and Android

details ...