Sambucus 'Black Lace'
I planted a black lace in my garden this summer. It was about 2-3 feet tall when I put it in.
It's fairly exposed to the wind where it is, but I have little choice about that as my garden backs on to a field.
It flowered nicely - 3 blossoms - and grew to about 6 feet tall.
Apart from the top two stems, every leaf and branch has fallen from it, leaving a 6 foot stick in the ground.
Is this normal?