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.
Sambucus nigra Black Lace Elderberry
That's a nice specimen kwanjin. Crown-raising it would give a bit more room for the Peony & Corylus.
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.
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.
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.
Whichever place on which you decide, make sure you can see it from the house. You won't be sorry.
Looking closer, I think I may trim that long branch on the left and shorten the one on the lower right.
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?
Here are some pictures of your Sambucus nigra cultivar in Raulston Arboretum in North Carolina. Does this help?
MIne is about 8' in that pic.
Thanks for sharing that link, Donna. Very pretty plant.