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Sambucus canadensis 'Aurea'

Golden Elderberry

Plant Type:


Sambucus canadensis ‘Aurea’ – This is a not commonly offered form of our native Elderberry complete with yellow foliage, typical flowering flattened white cymes followed by red instead of black-purple fruits. Golden Elderberry will be great in the wild garden, at woodland’s edge or as part of a wildlife planting. Site in full to part sun planted in fertile moisture retaining soil. Its origins are unknown but the species originates Nova Scotia to Manitoba, south to Florida and Texas. If ordered during our Autumn shipping window the gold-leaf form of Elderberry will be pruned back. Cutting grown.


8-10 Ft


8-12 Ft




(3)4 to 9
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Item Description Price  
SAMBAUR Sambucus canadensis 'Aurea' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $28.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Sambucus canadensis 'Aurea'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Wildlife Garden
  • Hedgerow
  • Natural Garden
  • Marginal

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Moist