60 - 100cm Sambucus nigra 'Aurea' | Golden Elder | Bare Root Hedging
A radiant show of bright yellow leaves, followed by white flowers and later berries!
Very easy to grow, Sambucus nigra 'Aurea' (Golden Elderberry) is a beautiful hedging specimen, admired for its bright yellow leaves that will illuminate your garden even on the dullest of days! Just like the traditional Elderberry, umbels of tiny white flowers will cover the plant in summertime, which almost resemble little floating clouds. These flowers will later become black berries in autumn, which go down an absolute treat with birds!
- Supplied As: Bare root
- Height on Arrival: 60 - 100cm
- Features: Bright yellow leaves, white flowers, black berries
- Habit: Bushy
- Deciduous?: Yes
Highly ornamental, yet easy to grow, Golden Elderberry will make a wonderful hedge for your garden. Below we address its care:
- This plant can be grown in any soil, as long as it's moist and well-drained. It will even cope in poor, chalky soil!
- Either full sun or part shade is fine for your Golden Elderberry.
Please note, as part of protecting our treasured wildlife, always check for birds nests and other animals that may be in your hedge before you prune.
The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.
Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.
Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.
Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Supplied As||Bare Root|
|Supplied As||Bare Root|