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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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