Sambucus racemosa 'GOLDENLOCKS'

Sambucus racemosa
Sambucus racemosa 'GOLDENLOCKS'
red elderberry
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:light green and yellow
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Aren’t the breeders krafty, I often say to myself. Take European elder, for instance. This omnipresent shrub grows anywhere, without any maintenance and the more you prune it the thicker it gets. Well, what a promising start for cultivation, someone said. And here we are! So forget this common weed of our countryside and dive in the world of SAMBUCUS, the world of colours, shapes and sizes that, with 10 different varieties, could well do for one complete garden.
Red elderberry received its name thanks to its coral red fruits hanging mature in dense racemes on this short shrub. And what makes it even more exquisite is the foliage that looks just as if stolen from golden Japanese maple. If you stand this elder and Japanese maple next to each other you will have to laugh about it. The leaves of the elder look just the same – deeply cut, ends slightly curled, new leaves bright golden-yellow, mature ones greenish-yellow. This shrub is a slow grower and forms a very attractive shape without pruning. It tolerates any soil, and will do best in full sun or part shade.

  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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