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Sambucus Nigra 'Variegata' - Variegated Elder

Sambucus Nigra 'Variegata' - Variegated Elder

Type Shrub, Deciduous
Size Large Border (1 to 3m height)
Form Rounded - Bush
Colours Variegated green-gold Foliage, White Flowers (Summer early)
Care Some maintenance required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast growing

Cultivation tips: Sambucus will survive in all but the poorest soils, whether chalk, clay or sand. The golden or variegated forms will prefer a sheltered position in full sun where foliage will remain all the more golden. May become leggy with age and many prefer to cut back in late winter to encourage compact growth. Mulch with compost every fee years to feed.
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