This striking selection has chartreuse, deeply cut foliage that catches even the slightest breeze. It creates a vibrant, feathery mound in the garden all season, and its red fruit attracts birds in autumn. A Proven Winners® Variety. 'SMNSRD4' PP 26,613
For more information on growing Sambucus, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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CSL from Katonah, NY
I ordered two of these sambucus - they arrived in excellent condition and went into the ground. One week later, I found they had been stripped of all their leaves, and one had been ripped from the ground. I'm now now left with two 6-8" stalks, which is just heartbreaking. I've replanted them and sprayed the area with blood meal. I'm hopeful that the plants will recover. It is still summer - the deer have plenty of other green options. :(
A viewer from Fairport, NY
Did you read the caveat on this website before you planted? "There are plants that are much less palatable to deer, though even these "resistant" varieties are vulnerable in the first few weeks after planting when their leaf tissue is especially nitrogen-rich."You should always protect new plantings if you have a deer or rabbit problem.
Elders are a diverse group, primarily comprising hardy deciduous trees and shrubs, along with a few herbaceous members. They come from North America, Asia, and Europe and are known for their large heads of white or cream-colored flowers. These are followed by red, purple-black, or blue fruits, which are enjoyed by birds. The leaves are pinnate and the more ornamental varieties have elegantly cut leaflets or variegated or colored foliage.
In general, Elders are trouble-free plants, happy in full or part sun and ordinary soil, needing only a late-winter pruning to maintain their size and shape.