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Sambucus nigra 'Pulverulenta'

Dappled Elder, Pulverulenta Elderberry, Variegated Elderberry

Main interest:
unique variegated, dappled leaves, great for cut foliage
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Flower colour:
creamy white
Mildly fragrant
Flowering period:
variegated white and green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 6 ft (1.8 m)
specimen, hedge, woodland garden, shade garden

The most striking of the variegated elderberries, Sambucus nigra 'Pulverulenta' (Pulverulenta Elderberry) has very pretty, finely veined pure white and green foliage. The striped and mottled foliage is in beautiful contrast to the dark elderberries. Slightly fragrant, creamy white flowers emerge in June.

This dappled Elder is a reasonably vigorous, deciduous and hardy shrub, as wide as it is tall if left to grow naturally. However, it is tolerant of hard pruning, making it perfect for smaller gardens, also. While you may plant this variegated elderberry in full sun or partial shade, its foliage does best in a partially shaded spot.

Plant as a specimen, as a hedge or in shade garden borders. Especially striking when planted in contrast with dark foliage plants, particularly those with purple-hued leaves. Wonderful in naturalized and woodland gardens, as well as cottage gardens. This variegated elderberry is not a high fruit producing variety, but it is stunningly beautiful. Fruits ripen in late summer.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$13.99 - $35.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: Pulverulenta Elder, Pulverulenta Black Elderberry, Dappled Elderberry, Speckled Elderberry, Variegated Elder, Variegated Black Elderberry, Variegated European Elder, Mottled Elder, Mottled Elderberry

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