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Sambucus racemosa 'Welsh Gold'

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Hardy Shrub

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Compact variety perfect for small gardens

Feathery, golden foliage

Frothy white flowers and red berries

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Deeply cut golden foliage on a compact plant distinguishes Sambucus ‘Welsh Gold’ from other varieties. Although other yellow-leaved cultivars are available, ‘Welsh Gold’ has the benefit of very finely divided, beautifully feathery foliage, a luminous yellow-green colour and a stature of only around 120cm. This winning combination makes it perfect for smaller borders which other varieties would outgrow. In spring, the young foliage emerges with a bronze flush before maturing to chartreuse. In summer, further interest is provided by flat umbels of frothy white flowers followed by red-orange pendulous berries. Sambucus racemosa ‘Welsh Gold’ is an easy and reliable, disease-free shrub that makes an attractive foliage feature for mixed borders or a solitary focal specimen. It is particularly useful for illuminating woodland-type borders in partial shade. Height: 120cm (4ft). Spread: 1m (39in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 120cm (4ft)
Spread Up to 1m (39in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (Height 30cm+) (KF3380)

Grow Sambucus in any moist but well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade, plants will also survive on poor, chalky soils.
Sambucus plants require very little pruning except for general maintenance and shaping in winter. However, if they become too large after a few years, they will also respond well to hard, restrictive pruning. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten.

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