SAMBUCUS nigra 'Golden Tower'

Commonly known as Common elder

Deeply cut bright golden leaves. Upright and narrow habit
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SAMBUCUS nigra 'Golden Tower'

Available from December to January -
£14.50 each 

Any 3+ for £12.00 each
Delivery Information Available from December to January
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
Also Specimen £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Normally 3 - 5 days
Courier Only due to the size of this plant.
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre


  • Deciduous
    deeply incised leaves to 20cm (8in) long with toothed leaflets
  • White
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright 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
  • Harmful if eaten These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features
    Berries These plants have berries.
  • Good to know
    wildlife plant - insects, berries. For best foliage cut back to ground level each spring and mulch with compost or well-rotted manure
  • Pests & Diseases
    black fly infest young shoots and foliage. Verticillium wilt
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - flattened panicles
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
  • 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
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile. Humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Bird friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
Sambucus - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1m (39in)

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