I moved a red elder from our UK garden to here in the Jura mountains of Switzerland, and feared it wouldn't cope with our harsh winters. It's been amazing - the leaves are very dark red, and much more cut than normal elder- and the flowers pink. Just made a big batch of elderflower cordial- which is pink. Just love it.
I have one in my garden and it's been a real picture this year, lots of flowers and now the berries. I have a white flowering ground cover plant around/under it and a bright green conifer beside it and they all make a really pretty grouping beside the pond.