Sambucus Gold Spark

Common name: Elder

Enjoy the golden sparkle of this unique elderberry, perfect for You will gaining a touch of charm in your garden.

-10 to -15°C
Good Cut Flowers
Good for Pollinators

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Sambucus nigra 'Golden Spark' is an unusual, golden variegated shrub or small tree. Leaves are lush green with yellow edges - particularly colourful when the leaves emerge in spring. This gives the appearance of bright sparks of light at the tips - hence the name. The variegation changes to more of a creamy-white colour as the season progresses, allowing for varied interest. In May-June the traditional, scented elderflower blooms appear in clusters and can be used for 'elderflower champagne' or kept for the later, dark berries - ideal for the birds or for cooking in August and September.Sambucus nigra 'Golden Spark' likes a site in full sun or part shade with any aspect and will happily grow in a large pot if this suits your needs. Stems make excellent cutting material, adding interest with their flowers or fruit, dependent upon the season. A hardy (H5) perennial requiring little or no winter protection, depending upon where you garden in the UK.
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Key Information
Latin Name Sambucus Gold Spark 9cm pot
Common Name Elder
Hardiness H5 (-10 to -15°C)
Colour Cream
Type Shrub
Position Full-Sun, Part-Shade, Part-Sun
Format 9cm Pots
Height in Maturity (m) 3.00
Spread in Maturity (m) 2.00
Soil Conditions Chalk Clay Loam Sand
Aspect East-facing, North-facing, South-facing, West-facing
Scented Yes
Good for pots Yes
Good for wildlife Yes
Good for pollinators Yes
Good for cutting Yes

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