The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

By Guest
Who is guest?

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom Gb

when and how should I prune my Sambucus Nigra Black Lace

On plant Sambucus nigra



Sambucus nigra and any of it's varieties such as Black Lace can be pruned as lightly or as hard as you want. This can be done now or as late as early summer if needed. They really are tough and the one I used to have just had any branches removed as and when needed, especially if they encroached too far on the path. Just remember that if you cut of all the wood back, you will just get lots of vigorous shoots and no flowers which are quite attractive on this, though not as good as the variety Black Beauty.

7 Apr, 2010


Just to add that if you want another one or a dozen specimens, cuttings from this shrub (hard wood or soft wood) take extremely easily, so don't waste all your prunings. I absolutely love this little tree for its pink white flowers and attractive foliage.

7 Apr, 2010

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Sambucus Nigra 'Black Lace' (Sambucus nigra (Black Elder))
  • Round of applause! (Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace')
  • Sambucus Nigra 'Black Lace' (Sambucus nigra (Black Elder))
  • Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' (Sambucus Nigra)

Related products


Related questions

Not found an answer?