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botanical name:
Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'
Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Golden Elder
family:  Adoxaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: yellow
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Large shrub with deeply cut, almost fern-like golden foliage, bronze tinted when young. Fast growing. Foliage does not scorch in strong sun as with 'Plumosa Aurea', but otherwise quite similar. Foliage is best if pruned hard in early Spring.

cultivation:
Moist well drained soil in sun or part shade.
Prune back hard in early spring.

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