Lemony Lace® Elderberry
Sambucus racemosa 'SMNSRD4' PP #26,613; CPBR #5719
|Description||An exciting new elderberry with bright golden foliage! Fine, thread-like foliage exhibits colorful reddish new growth. More deeply cut than others, creating a compact, shaggy mound with exquisite texture. White spring flowers produce red fruit in fall, making it a good addition to wildlife gardens.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Spring, followed by berries in fall.|
|Mature Size||Moderate grower to 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||This distinctive golden, thread-like foliage looks wonderful in mixed borders or as a high-impact specimen plant. Plant with black or purple-leaved plants for superb contrast.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Chokeberry (Aronia); Rose (Rosa); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)|
|Care||Adaptable to most well-drained soils. Requires less frequent watering when established. Tolerates full sun in northern climates, prefers light shade in more southern areas. Hard prune young plants to develop a nice full habit. Blooms on old wood; trim established plants just after flowering.|
|Lore||According to the Humane Society of America, Sambucus leaves, bark, roots, and buds can be toxic to pets.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.