Sambucus Nigra Aurea


Sambucus Nigra Aurea, Black Elder. An erect deciduous bushy shrub with golden yellow leaves. Musk-scented white flowers in early summer, followed by glossy black fruit. makes an attractive border specimen. Max Height 6m. Max Spread 6m. Flowers May to June. Fruits August.



Plant in moist fertile well drained soil. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.