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Golden Elder (Sambucus canadensis "Aureu"

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Dave01-May-05 05:46 PM EST 5a   
Dan01-May-05 06:56 PM EST   

Subject: Golden Elder (Sambucus canadensis
From: Dave
Zone: 5a
Date: 01-May-05 05:46 PM EST

At a lower back corner of my yard I have been advised to plant a Golden Elder. I need it to cover an open area of fence. It should get ample rainwater and is next to my compost pile. Are there any negatives to this shrub that I should know about before getting it?

Subject: RE: Golden Elder (Sambucus canadensis
From: Dan (
Date: 01-May-05 06:56 PM EST

None that I know of Dave, sometimes it can look a bit ungainly but that's if you let it get out of hand. It accepts a lot of pruning and can be a beautiful accent piece. We have one trained as a standard. You may have heard some folks calling it Poor Mans Japanese Maple.

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