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European Red Elder 'Plumosa Aurea'

Sambucus racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea'

Also known as

Red-berried elder, Elder

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2m

Min

2m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

European Red Elder 'Plumosa Aurea' Overview

This small tree produces golden leaves which are finely cut. In autumn they develop a red tinge.

Common problems with European Red Elder 'Plumosa Aurea'

How to harvest European Red Elder 'Plumosa Aurea'

Collect berries when they've turned a vivid red.

How to propagate European Red Elder 'Plumosa Aurea'

Cuttings

Take softwood or hardwood cuttings.

Seed

Special features of European Red Elder 'Plumosa Aurea'

Attractive leaves

Other uses of European Red Elder 'Plumosa Aurea'

This plant will tolerate a hard pruning to keep it's size in check which makes it a useful plant or hedges or screens. Also frequently planted in wildlife friendly gardens it's tolerance to moist soils makes it a good choice for clay soils and coastal gardens.