I bought two last year and they looked nice but one looks like it's dead, same with Susan comment from Ohio, the other looked great till a few days ago. this is only August. so what is the deal? anyone know? the one that "died" like it seemed to last year, but came back this spring, is in a slightly sunnier location, it does get hot afternoon sun but I make sure they have enough water. now it's been raining all the time and the 2nd plant is looking odd.
Lemony Lace® Elderberry Sambucus racemosa
- Hardy Zones
- 3 - 7
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 36 - 60 Inches
A bright and stylish plant with an easy-going nature.
Ever wish our popular Black Lace™ elderberry came in a sunny bright yellow? We are happy to oblige: Lemony Lace® offers finely dissected foliage but in a cheery gold color to really light up your landscape. This North American native produces big clusters of white flowers in early spring before the foliage emerges, then bright yellow leaves take over, edged in red. As the foliage ages, it turns an attractive chartreuse. Though it is a large plant, it can be pruned to stay smaller if you'd like. A 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.
Top reasons to grow Lemony Lace elderberry:
- very colorful from spring through fall
- little to no maintenance required
- showy white flowers in spring
- very deer resistant
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.
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.
- VickiMichiganUnited States26 weeks ago
I would like to know what happened. My Lemony Lace Elderberry was planted in a partly sunny location and seemed to be thriving. It survived winter and the rains of early summer. Then - sudden death. The plant was totally wilted and I do not believe it was from lack of moisture.SusanCliveIowaUnited States1 year ago
- Marshall DirksDeKalbIllinoisUnited States2 years ago