- USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7
- Height 6 - 10 Feet
- Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Partial Sun to Full Sun
Laced Up Elderberry, Sambucus nigra 'SNR1292', is a very unique plant that looks like something from a Dr. Seuss book. These magical looking shrubs are definitely something your neighbors haven’t seen before. Give this shrub plenty of space to grow, and use it as a focal point in your landscape. Although the plant gets large, it only needs 3 to 4 feet wide space in the garden because of the upright growth habit of the plant.
This shrub was introduced in 2018, and has quickly become one of our best selling plants. The tall bush produces hundreds of pink flowers in early summer. The contrast between the dark foliage and bright pink flowers looks astounding. The leaves have a very dark foliage but a feathery look and feel.
The plant looks very exotic, however it is very easy to care and grow. It is also very winter hardy and can be grown up to zone 4! The columnar growth habit allows you to grow these shrubs in planters, as a border, or a focal point. For a very unique idea, plant several next to each other as a privacy hedge. This plant has also been called the Strait Laced Elderberry.
Laced Up Elderberry Care
If you want this plant to produce berries, you will need to plant next to Black Beauty, Black Lace, or Instant Karma Elderberry as a pollinator. These shrubs do best in full sun. But do not do well in hot climates.
Pruning Laced Up Elderberry is not necessary. The columnar growth habit is consistent, and doesn’t require pruning or training the shrub. You may cut off dead branches in early spring. Errant shoots can be removed from the ground.
All elderberry berries are toxic to pets and livestock. However, the foliage has a distinctive scent, so animals tend to leave it alone.
Laced Up Elderberry Spacing
If you choose to plant these shrubs into a privacy hedge, you can space it out 36 inches apart, center on center. In garden planters, you will need to use large containers that allow enough space for the roots. Plant these at least 3 feet away from the house to allow for enough room to grow.
Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Time of Order:
Winter to Early Spring
- Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
- What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
- Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
- The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at [email protected])
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Fall into Winter
- We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!
- Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.