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Lemony Lace® Elderberry (Sambucus)

  • native to N. America
  • resists deer
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Full Sun
Part Sun
Height36 - 60 In
Spread36 - 60 In
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Lemony Lace produces big clusters of white flowers before the finely dissected, cheery gold foliage emerges that ages chartreuse. This deer-resistant plant has little to no maintenance required. It also has bright red fruit that is appealing, although not edible.

  • 3-5 feet tall and wide at maturity
  • Grow in zones 3-7
  • Plant in part to full sun (4+ hours daily)

Care: Benefits from hard pruning as a young plant to develop a nice full habit. Older plants can be trimmed after flowering if desired. Fertilize with Proven Winners Continuous Release Plant Food in spring.

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    • Size at shipping varies by the season and plant
      • 1-gallon shrubs are 6-24" tall at shipment
      • Quart shrubs are 5-8" tall at shipment
    • Shrubs ship dormant November through April


      • Native to N. America
      • Resists Deer


      • Hardiness Zones: 03 04 05 06 07
      • Height: 36 - 60 In
      • Spread: 36 - 60 In
      • Habit: Mounded
      • Bloom Color: White
      • Foliage Color: Yellow
      • Bloom Time: Spring
      • Plant Type: Shrub
      Customer Reviews
      4.9 Based on 17 Reviews
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        Tamara S.
        United States United States

        The Elderberry arrived quickly and is acclimating to our climate. Thank you for sending me a replacement. —

        Michelle L.
        United States United States
        Very pretty

        This stunning Chartreuse color is one of my spot lights in my garden

        Joan F.
        United States United States
        perks up the spot!

        arrived in a beat up box so i was worried - a minor broken branch inside - you pack them to withstand small package delivery syndrome! I wanted something different to hide the well head and so far its perfect. The color is that beautiful lime green - cant wait for fall. Thank you

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        Priya N.
        United States United States
        Love my Lemony Lace :)

        I have this in a container now, and the jolt of bright color it imparts to the landscape is amazing! This is not in its planned location,still enjoying it presence in the backyard for now . Was well packed and delivered quick :) thank you !

        Kay B.
        United States United States
        Lemony lace elderberry

        Came quickly, well packaged (only a little soil disturbed), and in great shape. Planted it and it is growing well. Be sure to follow the recommendations on light. Great feature plant with distinctive coloring and leaves.

        Georgia T.
        United States United States
        Great looking plants

        These look fantastic so far. I love the lime green against the other colors of green. Really pops! I was skeptical at first to order live plants online, but these were delivered quickly and in very good condition. Keep up the great work. Proven Winners are exactly that!!!

        Susan M.
        United States United States
        LOVE my Lace Caps!

        I have been asking my local nusery for 2 years now to get some Black Lace Elderberry in. Response I got was that they were not available. So, onto Proven Winner’s website I went and purchased 4 quart sized Black Lace Elderberries and one gallon sized Lemony Lace Elderberry. They arrived in just a couple of days and they were securely & professionally packaged. I am so pleased with them! I hope to see enjoy them for years!

        Cee G.
        United States United States
        Optimistically Planting

        I bought a 4 pack of quart sized Lemony Lace Elderberry to try out in some part shade locations. We live in a cold part of the country (zone 5) and hesitate to use Japanese Maples as permanent plantings in the landscape, so these seem like a great option. We have a lot of mature trees and the opportunity to get shrubs in quart sized containers is a game changer for us! Digging smaller holes helps us avoid large roots which is much easier on us and the trees, not to mention that the shrubs themselves are happier growing around the roots as they mature rather than being crammed in as larger plants! LOVE this! The plants arrived well packaged–as well as I imagine one can ship a live plant. They were dry after a few days on the road, and being dry, some of the soil shook out of the can during shipping. I carefully refilled the soil that had bounced out of each pot, and gave the plants a deep, gentle watering. For about a week, they spent the nights in the garage and days in a dappled sun location as I imagine they came from a greenhouse and we were still dipping into the low 40's at night here. I watered when the top 1/2" of the can was dry. They bounced back from their "trip" beautifully and are flushing new growth. Two have made it into their home in the ground. So far, so good! I admit to being skeptical upon opening the package, but with about 5 minutes of care and some basic temperature acclimation, these little guys are hydrated and ready to go! I'd love to try more of the 4 quart packs.

        Laura R.
        United States United States
        Beautiful plants!

        Healthy and happy

        Eva P.
        United States United States
        Love this plant!

        I absolutely love the color and texture of this plant. It was a large, full plant, but did looked a little stressed when I first unwrapped it. It seems to be bouncing back after about a week. I ordered this along with 2 at last roses and 2 back to the fuschia salvia , not necessarily to go together but when I did grouped them together outside just to soak up a little sun, I am just in love with the combination. The contrasting colors and textures are beautiful and I can’t wait to plant them. They look GORGEOUS together! Very happy with my purchase!

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