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Sambucus racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea' (European Red Elder)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sambucus racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea'

Other names

European Red Elder

Genus

Sambucus Sambucus

Variety or Cultivar

'Plumosa Aurea' _ 'Plumosa Aurea' is a small tree or shrub with deeply-cut, golden leaves turning tinged-red in autumn.


Sambucus racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented.

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause discomfort if ingested. However, the berries may be consumed if cooked.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Yellow-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Black-fly , Glasshouse red spider mite Black-fly , Glasshouse red spider mite

Verticillium wilt Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Sambucus racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea' (European Red Elder) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Hedging/Screens, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Will tolerate most soils and aspects; ideally, grow in a moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Will tolerate hard pruning to keep size in check.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Sambucus racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea'

Other names

European Red Elder

Genus

Sambucus Sambucus

Variety or Cultivar

'Plumosa Aurea' _ 'Plumosa Aurea' is a small tree or shrub with deeply-cut, golden leaves turning tinged-red in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented.

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause discomfort if ingested. However, the berries may be consumed if cooked.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Yellow-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Black-fly , Glasshouse red spider mite

Specific diseases

Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sambucus racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea' (European Red Elder) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Hedging/Screens, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Will tolerate most soils and aspects; ideally, grow in a moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Will tolerate hard pruning to keep size in check.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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