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Pruned Sambucus for those who wanted to view..... (Sambucus nigra (Common elder) Black Lace)

Next year this will be cut back even more.......



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Thats doing really well DD. Good to see they respond so well to being cut hard back. Mine won't need this for a good few years yet though!

15 Apr, 2012

 

Mine has flower buds on....but its much smaller than this one....:>)

15 Apr, 2012

 

This should reach over 6ft high this summer......

15 Apr, 2012

 

Wow Dd, mine's a dwarf at the side of this one. Good to know how hard you can prune though.

15 Apr, 2012

 

wow didn't know the wood got this thick - just bought the black lace one :))

15 Apr, 2012

 

I like the way elders respond to cutting back and cuttings are easy to get going. I moved my black elder too last autumn, cut it right back and its shooting again like yours.

15 Apr, 2012

 

very alike my Powis Castle - had no idea what I was doing lol - but cut it to ground and coming back like this

15 Apr, 2012

 

HB they take very little time to settle, and when they do stand back lol Paul the more you cut them the thicker the wood becomes, Dawn that is true, we just put a cutting in the ground and away they grow...

15 Apr, 2012

 

I'll be interested to see how much mine grows this year...I planted it last year and it didn't grow much at all. I'm hoping that's because it was settling in, and our dreadful cold summer of course......hope it does get to 6' because then it will reach the top of the fence!

16 Apr, 2012

 

From experience Karen, I would say it will get going this year. Love Black Lace and S. racemosa 'Plumosa-Aurea' too.

16 Apr, 2012

 

Ah, thanks Dawn. My plumosa-aurea is still in a large pot but it is growing nicely. I might plant it in the ground this year....it will make brilliant fence cover! :)

16 Apr, 2012

 

It will Karen, the elders are so resilient, love them.

16 Apr, 2012



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