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SAMBUCUS racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'

Commonly known as Golden elder, Red-berried elder

The best golden form with fine cut foliage
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SAMBUCUS racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£14.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £12.00 each
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021

 

  • Deciduous
    leaves to 22cm (9in) long each with 5 toothed leaflets.
  • White
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Bushy shrub with arching shoots. Produces small flowers in conical panicles 8cm (3in) long followed by spherical, glossy, red fruit.
  • Very hardy Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Partial shade
    Less susceptible to sun scorch
  • 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
    Good to know - prune back to ground level in early spring for best colour. Wildlife plant - insects, birds.
  • Pests & Diseases
    blackfly on young shoots and foliage. Verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin
    garden origin. Canada
  • 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
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate 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.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Sambucus - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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