Sambucus nigra 'Golden Spark'
(Variegated Elder) Sambucus nigra 'Golden Spark' is a hardy large shrub with golden variegated sark green leaves, particularly colourful when the leaves emerge in Spring.
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Sambucus nigra 'Golden Spark' is a hardy large shrub with golden variegated sark green leaves, particularly colourful when the leaves emerge in Spring. The variegation become more of a creamy-white colour later in teh year. Clustes of white flowers on the branches in spring are followed by small black fruit in autumn.
Suitable for sun or shade but usually best variegation colour if planted in a position with plent of sunlight.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade..
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: June.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Eventually a large upright shrub if not pruned at all.
- Height: 3 - 3.5 m (10 - 12 ft)
- Spread: 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Light Shade, Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m), Shrub - Large (3m+)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Alkaline, Site: Coastal Areas, Site: Windy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features
- Honey Fungus Resistant, Suitable for Containers, Foliage - Variegated