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Sambucus nigra Golden Tower Tree

Golden Elder Trees
  • From £30 (inc VAT)
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The elegant, deeply cut leaves of Sambucus nigra ‘Golden Tower’ are a striking golden-yellow colour. It is more upright and slender in form than other Sambucus and we have trained it to enhance this. The shape lends itself well to limited garden space.

Clusters of delicate, small white flowers create a wonderful frothy display in summer. They are followed by pretty black berries in autumn that are a superb contrast to the bright golden colour of the foliage.

AKA Sambucus nigra Golden Tower 'Jdeboer001', Elder Golden Tower

  • Common name: Elder Golden Tower Shrub
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 1 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Bright gold with a hint of lime
  • Position: Full or part sun
  • Soil: Any type if well-drained or moist but well-drained

Planting Advice for Sambucus nigra Golden Tower

Our pot grown Golden Elder trees can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your plant establish more effectively, especially if you have poor soil, apply root grow by sprinkling in the hole.

Gently tease the roots then place in the hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently, avoiding banking the soil up around the collar of the tree.

Aftercare Advice for Sambucus nigra Golden Tower

If you’re planting Golden Elder in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. Keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. If there is snow fall, gently brush the snow from the branches to ensure it does not weigh down the framework and cause damage.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice for Sambucus nigra Golden Tower

Golden Elder can cope with hard pruning, useful for keeping the bush small or encouraging fresh foliage.

Delivery Costs

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

Pre-orders
We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections
Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.

 

Plant Specification Root type Supplied Size Form Price Quantity Qty
Sambucus nigra Golden Tower Root type: 3L pot* Supplied Size: 40-60cm Form: Bush Sambucus nigra Golden Tower Price £30 (inc VAT)
3L pot* 40-60cm Bush £30 (inc VAT)
1
Sambucus nigra Golden Tower Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot* Sambucus nigra Golden Tower Price £70 (inc VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 12L pot* £70 (inc VAT)
1
Total: £0 (VAT Free)
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