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The 10 Easiest Ways to Fill a Garden

Bob Vila Logo By Jennifer Noonan of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 10: This unconventional ornamental makes a wonderful accent plant, but it could just as easily be shaped into a unique hedge. Clusters of pink, lemon-scented blossoms attract butterflies to your yard in early summer, then in late summer the shrub produces elderberries that feed birds and other wildlife. Black Beauty elderberry plants are widely adaptable to a range of soil types, and once established, they're easy to care for. A plant will quickly grow to 12 feet tall and just as wide, but it can be pruned if you’d prefer to keep it smaller.Related: 15 No-Effort Plants for a Foolproof Landscape

Black Beauty Elderberry

This unconventional ornamental makes a wonderful accent plant, but it could just as easily be shaped into a unique hedge. Clusters of pink, lemon-scented blossoms attract butterflies to your yard in early summer, then in late summer the shrub produces elderberries that feed birds and other wildlife. Black Beauty elderberry plants are widely adaptable to a range of soil types, and once established, they're easy to care for. A plant will quickly grow to 12 feet tall and just as wide, but it can be pruned if you’d prefer to keep it smaller.

Related: 15 No-Effort Plants for a Foolproof Landscape

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