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Q.Why Does My Black Lace Elderberry Have Green Leaves?

Zone 83835 | Anonymous added on July 19, 2022 | Answered

I’m worried about my 2nd year Black Lace Elderberry bush. I have it in a corner within pines that gets about 3-4 hours hot afternoon sun. During this heatwave I have been watering it daily. My question is why are the leaves green instead of the dark purple? I live in the PNW, zone 6.

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Answered on July 30, 2022

It must get too warm for your elderberry. The foliage stays dark in cool climates. In warmer months, the foliage is mainly green.

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