Sambucus nigra 'Golden Spark' - variegated leaves in spring
Sambucus nigra 'Golden Spark' - flowers in Summer
Sambucus nigra 'Golden Spark' - variegated leaves in spring
Sambucus nigra 'Golden Spark' - flowers in Summer

Sambucus nigra 'Golden Spark'

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(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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  • 3 litre pot (3-4 years old, 30-40 cm tall)

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by courier to most of the UK*)

Standard: £7.95
Priority: £15
Click & Collect: 5% discount

*Surcharges apply for delivery to Highlands & Islands.
Standard shipping is shown as default
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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
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