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( Guincho Purple Black Elder )
|Deciduous, erect, bushy shrub that grows to 20' tall and wide. Leaves of 'Guincho Purple' are pinnate, to 10" long, consisting of up to 5 deep green, serrated, ovate leaflets. Foliage turns very dark purple and red in fall. Produces flattened panicles, to 8" wide, of musk-scented, small, pinkish-white flowers with purple stalks. After summer blooming period is over, produces small, round, shiny black fruit. Native to Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia.
Important Info : Take note: birds love the fruit of these plants, but humans should be more careful. Excessive consumption causes nausea, especially if eaten raw.
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