Elderberry - Golden Elder
8' Mound of Gold
Golden Elder, Sambucus canadensis 'Aurea', is a hardy, rapid growing shrub with bright golden yellow leaves.
The clusters of tiny white flowers in spring are followed by bright red fruit in August which are excellent for making pies, jam and wine.
This broad rounded shaped shrub grows in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It matures to a rounded shape of 8-12 feet.
The best golden foliage color is created in full sun.
Golden Elder tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, humus soils.
Perhaps best when massed in naturalized areas where suckering spread is acceptable. Also effective in shrub borders, roadside plantings, wet or low areas or as a screen.
*Tiny White Flowers
*Golden Foliage All Season
|Family||Sambucus canadensis 'Aurea'|
|Foliage||Golden Yellow, Broad|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 12 feet|
|Mature Form||Broad, Round|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|