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Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Sambucus nigra Black Lace Elderberry

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dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

June 4, 2012
12:51 AM

Post #9151145

Anyone have photos of this in the garden with other plants around it? Would also love to see it pruned into a more tree like form.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


June 4, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9151523

You just gave me an idea.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9151531

I was thinking about what to do with the pruning this year. That's something to think about.

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


June 4, 2012
9:05 AM

Post #9151581

That's a nice specimen kwanjin. Crown-raising it would give a bit more room for the Peony & Corylus.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #9151707

I agree. When it's done blooming, I'll give it a trim.
dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

June 4, 2012
3:35 PM

Post #9152191

Thank you for the photos, will you post again when you trim it?

Do you think I could plant this next to my house or does it get to big and bushy? I would love it to look like a little tree, and read that you can do one like that, but I'm going to have to find one with a good main stem to begin with and so far the ones I have found here are very bushy like.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 4, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #9152457

I will certainly post pics when I'm done. I haven't been under there yet so I don't know how extensively I will be able to prune.
granitegneiss
Norridgewock, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 11, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9161233

I'm a little slow replying, hope this is still helpful. This Sambucus has been in the ground about four years. I haven't pruned to any particular shape, just cut it back when it transgresses too far.

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dcartphoto
Fort Dodge, IA

June 12, 2012
4:11 AM

Post #9161735

Thank you for the photo. I have decided I am going to put this in this year, Now I'm debating between two spots in the garden. One a corner between the deck and the house as a foundation planting. The other the outside corner of the house, bringing it a little farther out and trimming it more like a little tree so I can still plant under it.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9161836

Whichever place on which you decide, make sure you can see it from the house. You won't be sorry.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9185003

I finally pruned the Elderberry.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #9185006

Looking closer, I think I may trim that long branch on the left and shorten the one on the lower right.
SandyLJ
Eastern Nevada
United States

June 29, 2012
1:19 AM

Post #9185726

That is beautiful Kwanjin, I have two of these and I cant wait for them to mature so that I can do something like this. How tall is yours in this photo?
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9185903

Here are some pictures of your Sambucus nigra cultivar in Raulston Arboretum in North Carolina. Does this help?


http://www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum/photography/photograph_collection/photograph_collection_results.php?image=&date=&photographer=&personinshotnames=&country=&usstate=&city=&location=&garden=&building=&event=&keywords=&othernotes=&lecturetext=&allplantnames=&allcommonnames=&allfamily=&allplantnameserialnumbers=114789

Donna

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2012
8:45 AM

Post #9186081

MIne is about 8' in that pic.

Thanks for sharing that link, Donna. Very pretty plant.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9186122

Your plant really is lovely.

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