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California Gardening: Sambucus elder "Black Beauty"

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nancysaltsman
Livermore, CA

April 21, 2005
5:17 PM

Post #1417586

Does anyone have experience with growing this shrub in California? I think it is pretty much a back east plant. It looks kind of intriguing, but I'm thinking it might get blasted by our over 100 degree weather in the summer.
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Nancy
Chuck1260
Arroyo Grande, CA

April 24, 2005
1:52 AM

Post #1422960

I planted one last fall, but it hasn't done anything yet. It is in sand in a moister part of the garden, next to some others like it. This year should tell. Sambucus mexicana took a couple of years to really get going, so it may be the same with this one.

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