Beautiful bush in my yard - What is it ?

ChippsterMay 18, 2014

I've got this wonderful bush in my yard and everyone who visits asks "What is it" ... It was here when i bought the place and i need a name ! I'm in TN and it looses all leaves during the winter. Leaf color is kind of purple, flowers resemble queen annes lace.

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linaria_gw

Going by the flowers probably Sambucus nigra, elder.
There are garden cultivars with narrow foliage ( S nigra Dissectum or something), anothet one is Black Lace, with red and narrow foliage. Is it in full sun?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 5:21PM
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esh_ga

Yes that looks like 'Black Lace.'

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 8:02PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

The Black Laces I know have pink flowers. But certainly a cut-leaved cultivar of Sambucus nigra.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 6:17AM
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esh_ga

Well I was thinking that the lack of "pinkness" was just a factor of the photograph.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 8:35AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Could be.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 9:23AM
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Chippster

Hmmm, the flowers are white, but the foliage looks like what i've found. I've also never seen fruit, but i do have a lot of birds and they might get them. When should the fruit be visible in zone 7 ?

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 11:27AM
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