You can find Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla ‘Thundercloud’ (Large Plant) – 2 sambucus plants in 3.5 litre pots on our partner’s website Van Meuwen. You will find it in the category Plants & Seeds of the section Plants & Seeds.
Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla Thundercloud (Large Plant) – 2 sambucus plants in 3.5 litre pots on category Plants & Seeds
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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Thundercloud' is the perfect deciduous shrub for gardeners looking for a plant that can stand out amongst other shrubs in garden borders. An ornamental Elder, it has the familiar clusters of scented flowers. The tiny pink flowers contrast greatly with the unusual, almost black foliage. Small shiny black berries follow, later in the year, and are a popular food source for garden birds. The RHS have awarded this plant its Award of Garden Merit, due to its visual appeal and low maintenance. It can grow in most conditions, but a bright sunny position will produce the darkest leaf colour. Height: 3m (10). Spread: 2.5m (8).
Van Meuwen’s quality plants are delivered direct to your doorstep
We do all we can to make gardening easy and enjoyable for you. All our plants are supplied in sturdy packaging with full planting instructions and delivered at just the right time for planting, ensuring you get the best from your plants.
Each of our product pages state how we will dispatch your plants so whether they arrive as bareroot plants or plugs you can successfully prepare for their arrival.
Each of the items we supply come with their own cultural instructions . We suggest that a little time is spent reading them in order to help you get the best from your purchase.Take a look our advice page to find out more about ‘How To Grow Your Van Meuwen Plants’
Plugs and plug trays
Plug tray plants
Plug trays of 24, 48 and 72 are the best way to get lots of plants for your money. Generally 6-8cm high from base to tip, these healthy plugs will require potting on into larger trays or pots and growing on until ready to plant out.
These healthy baby plants have a strong root system and are ready to plant straight into hanging baskets and containers , or can be grown on for garden planting too, once all risk of frost has passed. Generally 8-12cm in height and available in packs of 5, 10 or 20.
Garden-ready plug plants
Our large garden-ready plug plants are more developed and you can plant them straight into the garden – no need to pot up or grow on! Generally 10-12cm in height.
For more information on how to grow plug plants click here
Bareroot shrubs and perennials, and root-wrapped trees
Bareroot shrubs and perennials are all field grown and supplied in a dormant state with the soil removed. They will be ready to burst back into growth once planted. Root wrapped trees are wrapped in plastic or netting before posting to prevent damage to the root during transit.This should be removed before planting.
Bulbs, pips, corms and tubers
The bulb size relates to the circumference measured in centimetres. All are supplied in a dormant state and in the largest size possible.
For more information on how to grow bulbs, corms and tubers click here
Our potted plants have a well developed root system giving them the best of starts. Many of our perennial plants are supplied as potted plants.