A collection of Sambucus racemosa Lemony Lace® elderberry grown in 3-gallon pots.
A close-up of the lemony-yellow lacey foliage of Sambucus racemosa Lemony Lace® elderberry
Comparison of straight species Sambucus candensis and Sambucus racemosa Lemony Lace®

Sambucus racemosa Lemony Lace® (Elderberry)

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The yellow-leaved answer to the popular Black Lace® elderberry by Proven Winners, Lemony Lace® elderberry produces profuse white lacecap flowers in the early spring, followed by an excellent show of bright, lemon-yellow lace-leaf foliage all spring and summer long. Growing to a maximum size of four to seven feet tall, Sambucus racemosa Lemony Lace® is an excellent accent piece throughout the landscape, with flowers providing a great deal of interest to early season pollinators, and red fall fruit attracting birds in the autumn.

Lemony Lace® performs best in full to part sun, and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions while requiring very little maintenance over time. This elderberry selection makes an excellent choice for a pop of color in border hedges and privacy screens, grows well near foundations, and makes an excellent small specimen plant with a lot of ecological appeal.

Note: While proper preparation of elderberry fruits can produce tasty pies, pancakes, jellies, and liqueurs, improperly prepared elderberry can result in intense stomach upset, so care should be taken when planting around children or pets.

Native to Maryland and Native to U.S.
Mature Tree Height: Small: under 15 feet
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet and Well-drained
Soil Type: Average and Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Foliage Color: Yellow
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Berries, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Erosion Control, Fragrant, and Fall Color
Tolerances: Wet Soil Tolerant and Deer Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Meadow, Woodland Garden, Small Space, Border/Screen, Foundation Planting, and Specimen Tree

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