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Fast-Growing, Golden Shrub 

Golden Elder Elderberry is a fast-growing shrub with several ornamental features.  These would look outstanding in your yard as a shrub border or in a naturalized area. Your Golden Elder Elderberry is lovely even when not in bloom or in fruit.  

The foliage features a handsome, yellow to golden-green hue that will maintain its color throughout the season.  Fragrant, star-shaped tiny blossoms cluster together to form flat-topped bouquets in spring, a dressy accompaniment to the lively foliage. 

As summer progressing into fall, the red drupes ripen, awaiting your harvest (or that of your yard’s wildlife).  The fruit makes outstanding pies, jam and wine or can be left on the shrub for the nutritional value it holds for wildlife into the winter months.

Golden Elder Elderberry is a deciduous shrub that grows up to 10 feet tall.  It has a broad, rounded shape and is tolerant of a variety of conditions.  However, the color of your Golden Elder foliage will be best if you plant it in full sun and in moist soils.  

Overall, the Golden Elder Elderberry is hardy shrub with a lot of ornamental interest, but requiring little or no care.

* Fast-growing
* Lovely flowers
* Decorative foliage
* Red fruit
* Hardy

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Golden Elderberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Sambucus canadensis 'Aurea'
Foliage Golden Yellow, Broad
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White