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Sambucus Sutherland Gold Red Elder Deciduous Shrub Hardy

Pot Size: 9cm
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Pot Size: 9cm

Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 15-25cm

Characteristics: Bright golden, pinnate-shaped leaves.

Growth & Spread: It is a medium-rate grower. Reaching heights of 2 – 4 m and spreads of 2 – 4 m.

Flourishing Season: Beautiful creamy white flowers in Spring, followed by small, shiny red fruits in Summer.

Water & Maintenance: Regular watering until established, a slow-release fertilizer is also suggested. It is relatively low maintenance and will require only light pruning.


The “Sutherland Gold” is a mid-sized deciduous shrub. Its creamy white flowers appear in bunches that are grouped throughout the shrub.

A lovely contrast comes when the bunches of small, red berries replace the flowers. The beautiful golds and greens of the foliage with the deep-red berries is a sight to behold. But the berries are for decorative purposes only, ingesting causes pain and discomfort.

This hardy plant is fearless against the harshness of cold winters. It prefers the sun as the leaves will lose their trademark bright gold colour in partially shaded areas. However, they do prefer to be sheltered and are a more resistant species to leaf scorch in full sun.

They prefer well-draining soils and can grow in a variety of soils and are drought-tolerant. This type of Elderberry shrub grows from a central mound.

Due to their flowers and fruiting, they attract a number of pollinators, mostly bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects during the flowering period and birds during the fruiting seasons.

This plant is sometimes compared to the Japanese Maple for its narrow pinnate leaves and golden colours.

This species is great to grow as a larger-sized accent plant in a medium to large-sized garden or open-cottage landscaping setting with plenty of sun.

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