Elder, 8in, Lemony Lace® - Floral Acres Greenhouse & Garden Centre

Elder, 8in, Lemony Lace®

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A bright and stylish plant with an easy-going nature. 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 Proven Winners® Color Choice® variety.


Type: Deciduous Shrub
Growth Habit: Mounded
Mature Height: 1 - 1.5m (3 - 6ft.)
Mature Spread: 1 - 1.5m (3 - 6ft.)
Zone: 3
Feature Characteristics: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Birds

Ornamental Features

Flower Colour: White
Flowering Time: June - July
Foliage Colour: Lemon yellow
Fruit: Ornamental brick-red berries in the fall.


General Maintenance: Little pruning is necessary but can be cut back to near ground level every year or every few years in spring to rejuvenate and promote vigorous new growth.
Light: Full sun to partial sun.
Watering: Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established.
Soil: Grows best in loamy, moist soils.
Fertilizer: Feed in early spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to the new growth.