Al hired a gang which cut, trimmed and hauled out a tree to replace the casualty, so now Barba Negra has a solid Honduras Mahogany foremast. Captain. Short sleeve, nursing/nightgown with a wrap bodice and lettuce trimmings on the edges of the sleeves and hem. The empire-line is elasticized to give you. Sambucus nigra 'Gerda' Black Beauty™ will grow 8 feet tall if left unpruned, but fairly severe pruning in the first year will keep the plant from looking leggy.