Dec 10, 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. Directions More Info.Grimwood Rd. Toney, AL From Business: Thank you for contacting Allied Building & Lawn Maintenance! We service Huntsville and the surrounding areas. We also perform site clean ups after storms. 2. TruGreen Lawn Care.
Jan 01, The label on my sambucus 'black Lace' says to prune to desired size in winter. I only bought it last summer so it isn't big enough to need pruning. It also says that if there is another variety of sambucus nearby eg in a neighbouring garden, the plant will produce attractive berries for the birds. That seems very severe for a shrubby plant. If it is a good idea, can I prune now (not quite late winter, that's why I ask) as it's very windy on my hillside and the leggy branches may get snapped off anyway?
I think this is the sambucus's second year in my garden. Thanks. 0. Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’ has very finely cut, almost black foliage, which is the perfect foil to the pink-flushed blooms, which are followed by red-black elderberries.
In autumn, its leaves turn a rich red. To produce the best coloured leaves, prune plants back to ground level every year in early spring (bear in mind this may be at the expense of flowers and fruit).