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Sambucus Nigra Black Lace

diane.meediane.mee Posts: 2
Hi, I’m new to gardening and would like some advice please. I moved my Sambucus Nigra Black Lace and all the leaves are now wilting. I now realise I should not have moved it however, I’d like to know if there is any way to save it please? Thank you. 


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,739
    if it's on the big side, you can cut it back pretty hard . The more it's trying to support, the harder for the plant

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,149
    Did you give it a good watering? A whole watering can or 2.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457
    Mine droops a bit if the new growth is in the sun on a hot day.  It has been pretty resilient after being broken in two by a fencing contractor last year, it's put on tons of new growth this year.  You could try taking some cuttings in case you do lose it, I did from the broken off bit and have got two now and gave one away.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,115
    It'll need plenty of water. Probably a couple of bucketsful, poured on slowly so it soaks in and doesn't run off the surface, every 2 or 3 days unless you get heavy persistent rainfall.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • diane.meediane.mee Posts: 2
    Thanks all, I’ve cut it back and watered it well, fingers crossed it recovers. 
  • scooty883scooty883 Posts: 34
    Acquired one last year as a gift and spent last summer as the leftover hardwood stem,leafless. Left over winter,presumed dead,now over two metres tall 🤷
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