Black Lace Elderberry Propagation tips wanted

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

Hello folks. A neighbor of mine has a gorgeous Black Lace Elderberry that I would like to take cuttings of and propagate, and I'd like to find out a variety of methods (not just one) to do this, based on your personal experience. Websites are helpful - but please - only ones that you used, that worked. I have found out, through these cyber years that some people post things on the internet that are like a joke, I think to see if people are stupid enough to try them. I love propagating. I am now disabled and it is my only involved sport. I get about as excited when I get a cutting to root as I used to get if I shot a 3 pointer in a basket ball game.

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

You may not be aware, but Black Lace elderberry is a patented plant so you are not allowed to propagate it asexually (cuttings, tissue culture, etc) without permission of the company/person who owns the patent.

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

well, first of all, I'm not sure that that is the actual plant, but even if it were, I'd give it a try. For sport - not to manufacture and sell. I'd rather have a chance of sporting it than buying it (boring). And if they want to arrest me, let them, lol. I'm having fun in the garden.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

I dont know how to propagate that variety. I have the regular wild kind and they grow like weeds here. If I were you, I would lean a branch over to the ground, cover a node with some soil, place a brick over it, keep it moist and after it roots, cut it loose from the main plant.

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

thanks, steady..... but I need to bring it across the street so I need a method besides that. That can help me later though, once I have it established!!!!! (((hugs)))!!!!!

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

I have rooted it before by sticking the cutting in a pot of soil but it took longer than usual that way. On the propagation forum, they recommend using several methods at once so maybe try one cutting in water, one in soil-less mix with rooting hormone and one in potting soil with rooting hormone. In my experience, everything roots better with strong light and less tendency to rot.

Toronto, ON(Zone 6b)

Karrie,
all elderberries root so easily that I simply put cuttings in water in bright light.
Robert

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6a)

I've been wanting to try this with a neighbor's elderberry, too. Is this a good time of the year to try?

Thanks for starting the thread, Karrie! :)

Salem, AR

Easy just snip a new shoot, short non woody, keep it moist in a loose soil out of direct sun. I have both (sambucus) I think the yellow looks nice.

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

my neighbor gave me BIG cuttings, and I separated them into two different types to hopefully make sure that at least one type would work. She cut them from the bottom of the plant, and those were woody, but had leafy stems that I separated. I put the leafy stems in one jar of water, and the woodier, thicker ones in another jar of water. The woodier ones actually seem to be doing something now - they are forming nodes much like I remember when I did brugmansias..........

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

oh - I just rinsed the water of the big ones, and removed all the leaves, because it was getting smelly. But since then, is when I noticed that there is activity.

Northeast, WA(Zone 5a)

Kerrie are you putting peroxide in the water you have them in? That would probably help with the spoilage.

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

No, Jnette! I'd never heard of that - how much should I use?

Northeast, WA(Zone 5a)

Depends on how large a container you are using. i.e. how much water. I just use glugs, like one or 2 glugs in my watering can which is 5 quarts. Sorry, if you can tell me how much water in your container I might be more specific.

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

It's a large flower vase - maybe 1 1/2 liters (trying to imaging a 2 liter bottle)

Northeast, WA(Zone 5a)

Try maybe an 8th of a cup? A half a glug. :0)

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

ok! Thanks! Didn't you send me Brug seeds and some materials years ago? I haven't been on Daves Garden for several years.......

Northeast, WA(Zone 5a)

I sure might have. :0) Weren't you in the NE?

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

nope, here in Spokane

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6a)

I love that, glugs...the scientific measurement! :)

I've read 1Tbsp of Hydrogen Peroxide per quart of water.

Northeast, WA(Zone 5a)

Go with it.

Central, TX(Zone 8b)

Another research possibility is Youtube videos, perhaps someone has posted instructions you can view where you can actually see what has worked!

Good luck with your project...

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

youtube videos - now that's a good idea!

Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

OK, so how did it come out?

Spokane, WA(Zone 5b)

I wasn't able to root a single cutting - will try again this next year. I did go and buy one at a nursery.

Fort Worth, TX

I have one of the "wild" elderberries, seems like I dug up a cane of it from the base, with a couple of inches of roots when I moved, which was in winter, and I dug a hole where I wanted to plant it, and planted it, been doing ok these past 10 years. Sometimes winter planting outdoors works well, but I live in Texas

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