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Lemony Lace® Elderberry

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-7
  • Height 3-5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3-5 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun

The Lemony Lace Elderberry by Proven Winners is low maintenance shrub that produces great color from spring to fall. The light foliage really stands out in most landscaping. The new leaves that grow start out red and eventually turn golden green. There are showy white flowers in spring to early summer.  The Lemony Lace Elderberry is deciduous, meaning that the leaves fall off each winter, and come back in the spring. There are white colored flowers that bloom during summer. The flowers bloom on old wood, which mean the flower buds are grown on branches grown the prior year. While no plants are truly deer proof, these plants are deer resistant. This plant burst into color for fall interest.

In garden planters, use this in the thriller role. Those are plants with drama and that add height or a vertical element to the combination. These are typically in the center or the back of the container. Stays short and perfect as a border plant, which are perfect placed along the edge of a garden bed or path. Typically these are grown by themselves as a focal point, usually, in a lawn or garden, for ornamental effect, rather than being massed planted with others. This plant not only looks great in the garden, it is also an edible herb, which can be used in small amounts to provide extra flavor to food. The Lemony Lace Elderberry typically grows 3-5 feet tall, and 3-5 feet wide. For best plant health and results, space these plants 3-6 feet apart, center on center. The growth habit is mounded. The Lemony Lace Elderberry is winter hardy & summer tolerant in growing zones 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b.

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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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

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

    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

    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

    Posted by Sarah on Oct 10th 2018

    healthy plants came in the mail in only a week.