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Lemony Lace® Elderberry

Sambucus racemosa 'SMNSRD4' PP #26,613; CPBR #5719

Pronunciation: sam-BYOO-kus ray-see-MO-suh
SKU #40653
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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Yellow
Companion Plants Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Chokeberry (Aronia); Rose (Rosa); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore According to the Humane Society of America, Sambucus leaves, bark, roots, and buds can be toxic to pets.

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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.