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Sambucus racemosa Sutherland Gold

Golden Elderberry, European Red Elder

Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 5-10' (Plant 8-10' apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: White / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
This Sambucus has deeply cut leaves of copper in spring, changing to golden green in summer. White flowers in May are followed by ornamental scarlet red berries that are wonderful for attracting birds but are not considered ingestible. This shrub resembles a large nodding fern, its color is best in dappled shade and serves to brighten the area.

Features to Note:

  • For a Shady Spot
  • Deer Resistant

Sambucus General Information:

Sambucus racemosa is a deciduous multi-stemmed shrub grown for foliage color and ornamental fruit. Prefers a moist soil but will adapt to dry soils.

Sambucus Plant Care:

Responds well to hard pruning each spring, or can be left alone, removing suckers and some old wood each spring. Sambucus blooms on old wood.

$15.95 ea.
(3+) $15.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: SASG