Sambucus Sambucus nigra Maddona - Variegated Elder - Plant in 9cm Pot
Sambucus nigra are native to Europe and Western Asia. Sambucus nigra Maddona is a bred plant and probably one of the best variegated plants available to Uk gardens. A beautiful deciduous large shrub with striking bright golden yellow variegated foliage which slowly turns to a white variegation as the leaves age. Flat heads of white flowers are produced in early summer and are followed by a mass of black berries. Virtually as tough as the well known hedgerow Elder it can be grown as part of a mixed planting, as an individual specimen, or in a pot or container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost. ..