Purple giant filbert is coarse but strikingSprawling gracefully over plants and path is ?Black Beauty? elderberry, another Deacon favourite. This shrub puts out an amazing amount of growth in a single season, so it?s just a matter of keeping it whacked back. Finer in texture and even deeper midnight in colour is ?Black Lace? elderberry; as soon as Deacon clapped eyes on it at the nursery, he bought two and considers it the better plant.

Purple giant filbert is coarse but striking