How do you propagate a Black Lace Elderberry Tree?

gardenbug(8b)June 22, 2014

My neighbor has a B.L. Elderberry tree. I love the tree and she is going to give me a branch so I propagate it. Can someone please give me some ideas on how this is done? When is the best time of year? How big of a branch do I need and how to cut it. Best soil etc. I welcome all your suggestions. Thank so much for your help. I am in zone 8b, British Columbia.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
esh_ga

It's a shrub, not a tree. You could propagate using soft twig cuttings (that is, recent growth from this year) and root hormone powder or liquid and keep it moist.

Here is a link that might be useful: Links to propagation tips from cuttings

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 10:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenbug(8b)

Thank you for the clarification. Funny, it looked like a shrub a few years ago but now it's as tall as their house, so I just thought it must be a tree. I appreciate your help on how to propagate them and the link as well. I think I will try to do it.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 1:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

If you can get several lengths about a foot long of old wood they root quite well just shoved into the ground and kept moist.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 6:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenbug(8b)

Hi floral, thanks so much. You've given me some encouragement. I'm going to try it. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 9:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

eshga, I think you could justifiably call Elder a small tree. If left unpruned Sambucus nigra grows a single trunk, or at least a small number of trunks and can reach 20 feet or so, easily as big as a Rowan. It's one of those in between sort of woody plants. Old Elder trees are common in the British countryside.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 12:22PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Miliusa sinensis
Small tree of interesting flowers.
jujujojo_gw
Please help me identify this tree???
I have searched everywhere and can NOT find the name...
Terry Whitehead
Prunus mume are blooming in the South.
Pictures taken on February 3, 2015 at Wuhan (capital...
jujujojo_gw
Tree Planted Too Deep - Too Late To Raise
Hi all, I've been searching for some guidance on this...
damonb10
?? What tree is this?
This is in my garden, I have looked but cannot be sure...
polkadoll
Sponsored Products
Avanity MODERO-VS48-ES-C Modero 48-Inch Floor Standing Vanity Combo in Espresso
Blue Bath
Regency Energy Efficient 6 Inch Globe Light -Black
$34.01 | Bellacor
Hillsdale Killarney Dining Table with Butterfly Leaf - Black/Antique Brown - 538
$659.00 | Hayneedle
Trenza Weave White Carrera 1x2 With Black Dot 7/8x7/8 Marble Tile
$15.95 | TileBar
Clouds Capellini Chandelier by Justice Design Group
$495.00 | Lumens
David Bromstad "Huh" Artwork
Grandin Road
Fuji Black Stacker Bar Stool
Overstock.com
Radionic Hi Tech Pendant Lights Industrial Chic 1-Light Polished Chrome Pendant
Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™