elderberry black beauty (sambucus nigra)
I have always been partial to elderberries, have great childhood memories of fritters, jam, juice and superb compote, but I have hesitated getting a shrub myself, because we have only a tiny and very shady backyard. Well, my neighbor just got "black beauty" which he put next to the fence we share. I was delighted. I will get to enjoy it, but won'thave to give up the space!
Are the berries from this cultivar really edible and how do they taste? Will it produce in partial shade and without a companion nearby?
I understand this is a new variety, but maybe someone knows.