Gorgeous form of our native elder that has finely cut, green leaves similar to those found on some Japanese maples. Flat heads of small creamy-white flowers are produced in summer on more mature plants. It can be quite a large shrub if left unpruned reaching 4 meters in height with a similar spread and if left untamed we feel becomes quite messy.
To maintain a more architectural looking shrub cut the whole plant back in late autumn, after it has lost it’s foliage, leaving a few inches of trunk at the base. In spring you will get multiple, fast growing shoots appearing producing erect, upright stems reaching a couple of meters in height by the summer. Plants treated this way usually will not flower but we think it is worth the loss to maintain an attractive foliage plant.
Plant in full sun to part shade and will tolerate almost any soil.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot. May be cut back for shipping. Dormant in winter.