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Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'

Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'

Common name European elder
Family adoxaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z4)
Flowers white (April-May)
Size 6-10'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes best with consistent moisture

Grown for its finely divided golden leaves. White flowers are follwed by red berries. Prefers protection from the sun during the hottest part of the day – which means ours isn't positioned ideally, in a sunny section of the front yard's lane garden. It's still a baby, so I may move it in the next year or so. At its best when allowed to attain its natural form, rather than being pruned back.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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