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Golden elder

Sambucus canadensis

Also known as

American elder, Sweet elder, Elder

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

1.2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Golden elder Overview

This species produces golden foliage which is deeply cut and feathery. The flowers are bright yellow and bloom in clusters which appear in mid summer, followed by red berries.

How to propagate Golden elder

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn. Hardwood cuttings in winter. Specific cultivars by cuttings only. You can also take soft pith or hollow stems cuttings with wax.

Seed

Other uses of Golden elder

Specimen, ornamental, border, fragrance