SAMBUCUS nigra 'Aurea'

Commonly known as Golden elder

Golden-yellow leaves
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Golden-yellow leaves on pink-flushed leaf stalks
  • White
  • Height
    4.5m (15ft)
  • Spread
    4.5m (15ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright, bushy shrub with stout shoots.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

SAMBUCUS nigra 'Aurea'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects, birds.
    Pests & Diseases
    Black fly infest young shoots and foliage, Verticillium wilt.
    Place of origin
    Europe, north Africa, southwestern Asia.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Incised
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets) fruit/flowers safe for people if cooked
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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Sambucus - Growing Guide
4.5m (15ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4.5m (15ft)
 

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