Golden Elder - Sambucus canadensis 'Aurea'

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A rapid growing upright shrub that can be cut to ground level each spring to promote vigorous new growth. Attractive golden-yellow foliage throughout the summer and fall. Large clusters of white flowers in spring followed by red berries.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Yellow
Flower Attributes: 
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Foundation
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Modern
Traditional
Zen
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
5-10'
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Attractive Foliage
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Little pruning is necessary but can be cut back to near ground level every year or every few years in spring to rejuvenate and promote vigorous new growth.  

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