Elder

Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'

Elder - Sambucus racemosa  'Sutherland Gold'

Common Name: Elder
Genus: Sambucus
Species: racemosa
Cultivar: 'Sutherland Gold'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Gold, YellowFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Conical clusters of creamy yellow flowers in mid spring followed by glossy red fruits and deeply cut bronze young leaves turning golden yellow. This bushy deciduous shrub with arching shoots makes a stunning specimen plant for a moist well-drained border. The delicate foliage is less susceptible to sun-scorch than other golden cut leaved varieties.

  • Garden care: To achieve the best foliage effect cut back to ground level each year in early spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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