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Lemon Lace Elderberry Sambucus racemosa

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 60
Programs
New Plant
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Lemon Lace Elderberry Sambucus racemosa
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 60

Features

Cutleaf foliage; red fall fruit; deer-resistant

Foliage Interest
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
36 - 60 Inches
Scape Height: 
36 - 60
Spacing: 
36 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
36 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Red
Foliage Colors: 
Yellow
Foliage Shade: 
golden with red new growth
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Heat Zones: 
7
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Edible Herb
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

This distinctive golden, thread-like foliage looks wonderful in mixed borders or as a high-impact specimen plant. Plant it with Black Lace sambucus for a really bold statement! The red fall fruit makes it a good addition to wildlife gardens.

Maintenance Notes: 

Benefits from hard pruning as a young plant to develop a nice full habit. Older plants can be trimmed after flowering. This plant blooms on old wood, so spring pruning will reduce flower production. Adaptable to most well-drained soils.

Check out this showy new cutleaf elderberry with bright golden foliage! It's a colorful, shaggy mound of gold threads with colorful reddish new growth. The foliage is more deeply cut than 'Sutherland Gold' or Black Lace™ resulting in a compact irregular mound with extremely fine texture. White spring flowers produce red fruit in fall. Will tolerate full sun in northern climates, but prefers light shade in more southern areas.

Lemon Lace Sambucus racemosa 'SMNSRD4' USPPAF, Can PBRAF

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