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Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'


Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'



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Looks very happy,Shirley...do you trim it?

30 May, 2022

 

Julia, yes I do as it's now ten years old so it gets cut down to about 4ft. in early Spring.

30 May, 2022

 

I've been very tentative about cutting mine...it's 6ft now...Will have to be more courageous.

30 May, 2022

 

Julia, I found this info. :

How do you prune Sambucus Black Lace?

Prune for shrub maintenance each year after the first year by removing one-third of the new branches in late winter or early spring. Cut older stems at ground level as well, leaving an equal number of branches that are one, two and three years old. Remove branches older than three years, because older ones become weak.

30 May, 2022

 

Thank you so much Shirley...that's a good to know..x

30 May, 2022

 

Such a lovely shrub.

30 May, 2022

 

Siris, I noticed in one of the RHS Chelsea gardens, this shrub was planted as a low growing front of border plant ... really attractive too!

31 May, 2022

 

I love their smokey, frothy look.

1 Jun, 2022

 

One of my favourites I love the pink flowers in contrast with the black foliage ,I haven't one here ' YET ' I'm looking !

1 Jun, 2022

 

It’s lovely.

1 Jun, 2022

 

Hb, this one is getting on a bit now so I may take cuttings later on in the year and start afresh.

Amy, I hope you find one soon ... :o)

Thanks Josie ...

1 Jun, 2022

 

I do like the way you’ve shaped it, very attractive and ornamental, Shirley.

1 Jun, 2022

 

Thanks Kate, the big dark leaved Beech tree behind is in neighbour's garden, house is empty and up for sale and I'm hoping the new folk don't cut it down!

2 Jun, 2022

 

That’s always a worry when new folks move into a property, fingers crossed & keep us posted.

3 Jun, 2022

 

Josie, will do!

4 Jun, 2022

 

That's a lovely tree/shrub, Shirley! I've seen one or two like this in gardens around town & I love them! 😃

4 Jun, 2022

 

David, I have yet to see one in a garden around here. Perhaps it's not a front garden shrub really ... :o)

5 Jun, 2022

 

I saw two plants in one garden in the street where my son lives when I went up to his house yesterday! Should have taken a picture! 🤣

6 Jun, 2022

 

You wouldn't believe it ... went for a walk locally yesterday and saw one in a front garden!!

8 Jun, 2022



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