Young Black Elder 'Madonna' Tree | Sambucus nigra 'Madonna'

Early in the summer, delighting butterflies and bees? The Sambucus nigra 'Madonna' offers this opportunity. Abundant blooming in early summer and unique leaf colors.

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Flexguard Tree Protector 65cm high(+ 2,75)


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Can be planted throughout the year

Young Tree

The Sambucus nigra 'Madonna,' also known as Black Elderberry Madonna, is a shrub species that is typically sold in bush form. We now offer it as a young tree.


Leaf Shape and Color

The Black Elderberry Madonna is a variegated cultivar with a beautiful play of colors in the leaves, ranging from grayish-green to yellow with creamy-white edges.



The Sambucus nigra 'Madonna' blooms around the month of June with bright white flower clusters. These flowers are a true delight for butterflies and bees.



At the end of summer, the 'Madonna' bears red fruits that turn black when ripe. This, in turn, is a food source for many birds. The berries are also edible for humans after being cooked.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!


  • Flower color

  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Sun-semi shade
  • Fruits

  • Evergreen

    Not wintergreen
  • Winter hardiness

  • Leaf color in summer

    Grayish green to yellow with a white edge
  • Leaf color in autumn

    Grayish green to yellow with a white edge


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