Size #3 gallon BLACK LACE™ (S. nigra ‘Eva ppaf) Perhaps the coolest new plant ever developed this new Sambucus looks more like a Japanese maple or a Cimicifuga but a whole lot easier grow. Just imagine what you could do with that lacy, intense purple-black foliage! The unique texture and color provide season long interest. It gets even better. Massive clusters of pink flowers cover the plant in midsummer and emit a light lemon fragrance. What a contrast to the leaves! Use it as a shrub, as a bold perennial or train it into a small tree. It’s colorful, versatile and easy to grow. Its intriguing dark foliage is finely cut like that of Japanese maple.