Sambucus nigra Golden Tower (Elderberry)

This deciduous shrub features lacy, shimmering gold foliage, which grows in a columnar habit, and delicate white flowers which appear in early summer, with red berries following the flowers, if a compatible pollinator is nearby. (Look for S. Black Beauty® or Laced Up®) Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer
7-8 ft tall x 4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Patent Info PP28957

From attractive, glaucous, blue-green curled and twisted foliage, dark dusty purple bubbles of flowers emerge. Upright habit.

Blooms from late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and bees

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(Flutterby Petite® Series) Long lavender blue flower spikes are nestled in fuzzy silvery-green foliage. Continuous bloomer from early summer until frost. NOT A SELF-SEEDER. Compact, mounded habit.

Blooms late spring to summer
3′ tall x 3′ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone

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Grey-green foliage with creamy-white margins adorning intense red stems add to winter interest. In late spring, tiny white blooms appear in flat-top clusters followed by whitish-blue drupes. Rounded habit.

Blooms in late spring
6-8′ tall x 4-6′ spread
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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This herbaceous perennial features creeping vines bearing bright yellow coin-shaped leaves that form a leafy mat that spreads by rhizomes. Will likely kill off other groundcovers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-summer
0.25-0.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Groundcover

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(Early Start™ Series) This perennial features bright fuchsia flowers, along with foliage of broad, elliptical medium green leaves that grow in a stoloniferous habit. Blooms earlier than other Phlox. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early-to-late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Long blooming

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(Color Spires® Series) Spikes of deep violet blue and white flowers grow in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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Bright yellow ray flowers with black centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This perennial produces a low-growing dense cushion of tiny emerald, evergreen lobed foliage. In spring an abundance of small, bright, rosy pink blooms with greenish-yellow centres rise on fine upright stems above the foliage.

Blooms early to late spring
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
4-8 in tall x 10-12 in spread
Drought tolerant

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