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Sambucus Lemony Lace or Elderberry Lemony Lace This compact deciduous shrub with showy feathery foliage will add interest and texture to any garden. Its full bontanical name is Sambucus Racemosa Lemony Lace. As its name suggests, the elderberry variety boasts fine, deeply cut foliage in a gorgeous golden-green hue. The dissected leaves and the lacy appearance of the foliage are prized by gardeners. Late in the spring or early in the summer, Sambucus Lemony Lace produces white flowers that turn into crimson red berries in autumn. The blood-red hue of the fruit looks even more stunning in contrast with the golden yellow foliage, ensuring that this ornamental shrub offers multiple seasons of interest in the garden. This highly decorative fruit is loved by birds which will come to feast on it as winter approaches.
Height and Spread of Sambucus Lemony Lace With a mounded growth habit and a moderate growth rate, Elderberry Lemony Lace will stay compact as it matures. The expected ultimate height for this deciduous shrub is up to 2.5 metres - the same as its ultimate width. As a result, this showy cultivar is an excellent choice for small gardens.
How Hardy is Sambucus Lemony Lace Sambucus Lemony Lace is fully hardy in the United Kingdom and will surprise you with its robustness. In addition to being hardy, this feathery shrub is also deer resistant and stands up well to harsh winds.
How To Use Sambucus Lemony Lace This deciduous shrub fits in well in mixed shrub border, where its fine texture and unique chartreuse colour can accentuate other cultivars but still without being overshadowed by showier specimens. Alternatively, if you are feeling bold, you can choose Elderberry Lemony Lace as a focal plant in your garden: it will create a dramatic display and offer multiple seasons of interest without needing much care in return.
How To Care For Sambucus Lemony Lace Despite its fragile appearance, this is an adaptable, low-maintenance shrub. It will thrive in most moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soils. For best results, choose a spot in full sun to partial shade.