The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

I am trying to take a cutting of my sambuscus racemosa


By Debder

United Kingdom Gb

each cutting that I take has died.
Does anyone have any tips on this.

On plant Sambucus racemosa



Hi Debder,

I have just had my *first* success with cuttings taken from a sambuscus nigra and a Hydrangea which all rooted within two weeks using my new heated propagator, for a few days the nigra looked lifeless then I noticed it started to straighten up and yesterday I realised that all the cuttings had developed roots and I now have just re potted them all.
All I did was follow the advice on taking cuttings AND used a heated propagator, that is my story and I hope you find success because it was such a thrill knowing it had worked, good luck.

11 Aug, 2009


You could also try hardwood cuttings, taken in January or February which should root fairly easily

11 Aug, 2009

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Shady corner (Sambucus racemosa (Red-berried elder))
  • Garden greens 1 (Sambucus racemosa (Red-berried elder))
  • Sambucus...Sutherland's gold (Sambucus racemosa (Red-berried elder))
  • Sambucus Racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea' - Red Berried Elder. (Sambucus Racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea')

Related products


Previous question

« I live in Cambridge New Zealand


Not found an answer?