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Elderberry - Lemony Lace / Size 1
Lemony Lace Elderberry / Sambucus


 
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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Available at a later date
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 8" - 12" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $8.95

Product Code: ELDLEM1

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Sambucus racemosa 'Lemony Lace' (tm) Elderberry





Overall Description


Lemony Lace (tm) has golden yellow foliage (similar to the leaves on a Japanese Maple) that as it matures, becomes a beautiful shade of chartreuse. This shrub will produce clusters of tiny white flowers followed by dark red elderberries. These berries are quite sour in their natural state, but have been used for many food and drink purposes, such as wines, jellies, and pies. Makes for a great accent shrub - and are attractive to birds.


Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : 3 - 5 ft

--Mature Width : 4 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 10" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 7 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade

--Soil Preference :
Medium to moist soil - well drained, but will adapt to many soil options. Prefers high organic content.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous - Bright yellow to chartreuse fine textured leaves ( very similar to Japanese Maple ).

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers and Berries - Tiny, coned clusters of white flowers with dark red elderberries following.

--Diseases / Insects :
Spider mites, aphids, and powdery mildew are occasional diseases/insects to watch out for. Regularly inspect established plants yearly .

--Recommended Spacing :
No recommended spacing

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4- 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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