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Elderberry - Sutherland Gold

Golden Shrub to Lighten up the Shade

Do you need to lighten and brighten that shady corner of your garden? The Sutherland Gold Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold') is the shrub for you.

This easy care shrub starts spring with golden leaves and small white flowers. Come summer the leaves soften into lime-green and the flowers turn to red berries that the birds love. The leaves are almost fringe-like, so much so that the shrub is often compared to a large fern.

Even though Sutherland Gold excels in the shade, it is one of the few Elderberries that also handles a good amount of sun without burning. Dappled shade is ideal.

The Sutherland Gold Elderberry shrub prefers humus-rich, moist, well-draining soil, but can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. It is drought-hardy when well established.

The berries are poisonous to humans if eaten fresh, but if cooked and strained correctly make a great elderberry jelly or wine.

Elderberry shrubs add a softness to your border and foundation plantings, as well as adding a refreshing color option.

Nature Hills Nursery is proud to offer this fine Award of Garden merit shrub to you. Don’t wait to order, as these tend to go fast!

* Dappled Sun to Full Shade
* Drought Hardy When Established
* Fast Growing
* Unique color for shady areas


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Sutherland Gold Review by Newbern
This bush really sticks out in my landscape
Sutherland Gold Elderberry Review by Golden
I just love the color of this shrub!
shade shrub Review by Hammy
So happy I found a bright shrub that will thrive in the shade like the Sutherland gold elderberry. It made a vast difference in my yard.

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Plant Facts

Family Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'
Foliage Golden
Mature Height 7 to 10 feet
Mature Spread 5 to 8 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 3-7
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Mature Form Arching
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Yellow

Elderberry - Sutherland Gold.

Rating: 4.7/5 based on 3 review(s)
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