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Sambucus nigra 'Madonna'

More About Sambucus nigra 'Madonna'

  • Fragrant, white flowers in a flat-topped cluster
  • Purple-black berries in clusters, July to August will attract birds
  • Compound, pinnate, medium-green leaves are splashed with gold
  • Mostly vertical with weak, hollow stems
  • Bloom Time: June

Zone:

4

Height:

250-300 cm

Spread:

250-300 cm

Colour:

White
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Madonna Elderberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Slower growing than other cultivars, this plant makes a splash of colour contrast in a shrub border. Its fruit is edible if cooked. Uncooked berries may induce illness.


Sambucus nigra 'Madonna' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Golden
Variegated
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen