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Marlton, NJ

July 26, 2008
8:35 PM

Post #5323706

Hi Todd,Thanks so much for the article,I had no idea there were all these different elderberries.

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Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2008
11:40 PM

Post #5324524

Thanks, Todd. My elderberry is pretty young. The first year, no flowers, something attacked the leaves and they kinda shriveled up. This year - flowers yeah, and now berries. However, it is top-heavy so I would like to prune it back. What time of year? Fall or late winter/early spring? Thanks.
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #5324567

In my northern area I opt for spring pruning.


United States
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #5324748

Are the berries of these ornamentals edible?
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2008
2:56 AM

Post #5325345

Thank you, Todd
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2008
8:39 PM

Post #5328520

I imagine the berries are edible if they are simply bizarre colour forms of the wild edible types, but I've never tried them myself.
Essex Junction, VT
(Zone 4a)

August 1, 2011
1:45 PM

Post #8730089

pelletory - the birds like the berries, so another benefit for us bird lovers.

Jan23 - As I stated in another thread, my elderberry has come back after being cut to the ground. And wherever you prune it will branch out from there. So you can create more of a bush if you prune in the right spots as the year goes on. (I've pruned year round to keep the shape I want and it'll grow where I cut.)

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