FREE parking lot pick-up delivered to your vehicle!

Sambucus - Lemony Lace® Elderberry
Sambucus - Lemony Lace® Elderberry
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Sambucus - Lemony Lace® Elderberry
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Sambucus - Lemony Lace® Elderberry

Sambucus - Lemony Lace® Elderberry

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price

A bright and stylish plant with an easy-going nature.

Ever wish our popular Black Lace® elderberry came in a sunny bright yellow? We are happy to oblige: Lemony Lace® offers finely dissected foliage but in a cheery gold color to really light up your landscape. This North American native produces big clusters of white flowers in early spring before the foliage emerges, then bright yellow leaves take over, edged in red. As the foliage ages, it turns an attractive chartreuse. Though it is a large plant, it can be pruned to stay smaller if you'd like. A People's Choice Award winner at the 2014 Farwest Horticulture Trade Show, Lemony Lace Sambucus also won a Green Thumb Award from the Direct Gardening Association.

Top reasons to grow Lemony Lace elderberry:

  • very colorful from spring through fall
  • little to no maintenance required
  • showy white flowers in spring
  • very deer resistant
Produces Berries
Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Native to North America


Plant Type: Shrub
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Height Category: Medium
Garden Height: 36 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 36 - 72 Inches
Spread: 36 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: White
Foliage Colors: Red, Yellow
Foliage Shade: golden with red new growth
Habit: Mounded
Container Role: Thriller


Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Blooms On: Old Wood
Bloom Time: Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 3-7
Water Category: Average
 Border Plant, Edible Herb, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

This distinctive golden, thread-like foliage looks wonderful in mixed borders or as a high-impact specimen plant. Plant it with Black Lace sambucus for a really bold statement! The red fall fruit makes it a good addition to wildlife gardens.

Maintenance Notes: 

Benefits from hard pruning as a young plant to develop a nice full habit. Older plants can be trimmed after flowering. This plant blooms on old wood, so spring pruning will reduce flower production. Adaptable to most well-drained soils.