Sutherland Gold Elderberry
Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||sam-BYOO-kus ray-see-MO-suh|
|Lore||According to the Humane Society of America, Sambucus leaves, bark, roots, and buds can be toxic to pets. Sambucus berries can be harvested for cooked jellies, but can be toxic if eaten raw, or if seeds are consumed.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growth, reaching 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring, followed by berries in fall.|
|Design Ideas||This distinctive golden, elderberry foliage looks wonderful in mixed borders or as a high-impact specimen plant. Plant with black or purple-leaved plants for superb contrast.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Growth Habit||Mounding, Rounded|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Chokeberry (Aronia); Rose (Rosa); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8