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Lemony Lace® Elderberry

$29.99
(9 reviews) Write a Review
$29.99
  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-7
  • Height 3-5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-5 Feet Wide

The award winning Lemony Lace Elderberry will be a garden stand out as it lives up to its lemony lime name and green foliage. The leaves start out red yet their continued growth results in a magnificent yellow green with slightly red edges. In early spring, before leaves appear, large white flowers blossom which turn into red berries in the fall. The autumn berries attract and feed birds as the flowers entice beneficial insects.

The intricate leaves cover each individual stem providing a lacy layer that sways beautifully in summer breezes. Featuring such a delicate delicate look, it’s surprising that it is a very low maintenance and highly adaptable plant. A native of North America, the Lemony Lace Elderberry grows to 3 to 6 feet tall with a spread equaling the same width. When planting, space 2 to 3 feet apart for a tighter hedge. If you want a more flowing look, increase the spacing by an additional foot. This deciduous plant loses its leaves in winter but will be ready and waiting to make a full return in spring.

Lemony Lace® Elderberry Care

In order for the plant to produce berries, you will need to plant at least 2 of these shrubs within 60 feet of each other to cross-pollinate each other. Both shrubs will produce berries.

Pruning young plants will produce an abundance of lush foliage in spring. Drastically cutting back in winter is likely to eliminate future blooms and berries the following year as it is an “old wood“ bloomer, meaning it blossoms on already existing stems. For the second spring and beyond, cut back to approximately 12 inches off of the ground. Being a naturally large plant, it can be pruned to fit your needs and preferences.

Considered a shrub, It also makes a perfect accent, foundation, hedge or border plant. While it will adapt to different types of soil, it prefers a rich, moist, slightly acidic soil with regular moderate watering and adequate drainage. The Lemony Lace Elderberry grows best in full sun of cooler climates but welcomes a touch of partial shade when located in areas of extreme heat. Being a sun lover works beautifully as the sun shines on it’s already bright leaves giving an appearance of light penetrating from the plant.

Lemony Lace® Elderberry Spacing

This beauty is extremely deer resistant while being a welcome treat to birds in the fall, giving viewers a beautiful show of all aspects of nature. Makes a great focal point with birdwatching an additional plus. Elderberries as we commonly know them are great in jams and as health boosters, but this is not the one. The Lemony Lace Elderberry is strictly for looks and birds only. You’ll receive many compliments and double takes with this magnificent pop of color in you landscape or garden.

Lemony Lace® Elderberry Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-7
Flower Color(s): White Flowers
Bloom Period: Early Spring
Foliage Color(s): Chartreuse
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 3-5 Feet
Spread: 3-5 Feet
Spacing: 3 Feet Center on Center
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Lemony Lace® Sambucus racemosa 'SMNSRD4' USPP 26,613
Common Name: Lemony Lace Elderberry

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

9 Reviews - Lemony Lace® Elderberry Show Reviews

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Joan C. Everyone should have this, it’s a wonderful product I will reorder. on Jul 5th 2020

    I would like another and a black lace elderberry
    Plant was in the best condition

  • 5
    A bit travel weary but bounced back...

    Posted by Customer on Jun 27th 2020

    Beautiful color and a healthy plant after a few days recovering from traveling.

  • 5
    Great...

    Posted by Kathleen Mittel on Jun 26th 2020

    My plants arrived in beautiful condition and are really thriving.

  • 5
    Elderberry- Lemony...

    Posted by Grace Collette on Jun 18th 2020

    Plants arrived in beautiful condition

  • 5
    lemony lace...

    Posted by Customer on Jun 16th 2020

    The plants were in great shape when we recieved them and are doing well in our gardens.

  • 5
    very unique

    Posted by mastergardner on Mar 8th 2020

    This plant really does stand out in my garden. Kind of looks like tiger eyes sumac, but isn't near as invasive. I'm so glad I found this plant. Plus you get great elderberries each summer with this plant!

  • 2
    Poor Condition

    Posted by Lemon on Jun 30th 2019

    I didn't expect to get a large plant but I did expect to get one in excellent condition for the price. It arrived with nearly all the leaves browning on the edges. I have attempted to save it but I don't know yet if it is posible. If this is what you send out you will not have me as a repeat customer.

  • 5
    different shades of foliage

    Posted by Elizabeth Rice on Mar 20th 2019

    I knew this would just be perfect next to the darker foliage of my other plants in the garden. The contrast between all of the different colors just looks fantastic. I'm actually posted this on my Instagram account, and got so many compliments. I can't wait for this plant to grow even larger. Overall very happy and will definitely be purchasing again.

  • 4
    review

    Posted by Sarah on Oct 10th 2018

    healthy plants came in the mail in only a week.