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Lemony Lace Elderberry Sambucus racemosa

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 60 Inches
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Lemony Lace Elderberry Sambucus racemosa

Part Sun to Sun 36 - 60

Features

Cutleaf foliage; red fall fruit; deer-resistant

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Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
36 - 60 Inches
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.

A Plant of Merit and People's Choice Award winner at the 2014 Farwest Horticulture Trade Show, Lemony Lace Sambucus also won a Green Thumb Award from the Direct Gardening Association.

Lemony Lace Sambucus racemosa 'SMNSRD4' USPPAF, Can PBRAF

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