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momof2labs
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 28, 2008
11:00 AM

Post #5331057

Wonderful article! I purchased this from a nursery in June 08 because of the interesting foilage. I was pleasantly surprised to read of the side benefits of the berries after I brought it home. I'm in zone 7 (Fairfax, VA outside of Washington, DC) and it's thriving in our hot, humid summer.
wendymadre
Petersburg, VA

July 31, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #5346577

I live in Zone 7 (Petersburg, Virginia) and I recently bought a black laceleaf elderberry in a two-gallon pot. It wasn't an entirely impulsive purchase, as I had read about elderberries for a while and wanted the variety of foliage in my mixed border. Then, once I'd brought it home, I wondered if it was going to be too large. From what you wrote, I feel encouraged to go ahead and plant it and prune it. Thanks for the information and an enjoyable article.
evie_beevie
Essex Junction, VT
(Zone 4a)

August 1, 2011
1:43 PM

Post #8730080

wendymadre - I live in zone 4 and my black lace elderberry takes cutting back very well. One year after a tree fell on it, it had 3 small stubs left and it came back the next year no problem. In fact, it is quite the grower and I cut it back however I want with no issues.

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