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Pruning Sambucus in Autumn

I've had to repot my sambucus as the pot it was in was broken by workmen and in doing so , I noticed some stems had also been damaged due to the accident. image

It now looks rather lob-sided so I was wondering if I could give it a small prune now just to even it out or would I be better leaving it until Spring which is when it really should be pruned ?

Thanks in advance, image



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    I have the one with the black leaves, it gets pruned when I get round to it and hasn't complained yet. It's in the garden not in a pot. Don't know if that would make a difference.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Susy BSusy B Posts: 29

    I would leave it until spring, then prune as normal which should sort it out.   image

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    Ok , thanks Nut and Susy. imageThink I'll leave it until Spring. Guess I can live with it being lob-sided.This one is black lace , looks a little like an acer. I bought another last Spring - black beauty. I'm quite taken with them. 

    Love to have them in our garden but I haven't got the room image so that's why they are in pots - I can restrict the size image

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,580

    I have a Sambucus Black Lace. I normally prune it quite hard in March and it grows like mad as soon as the weather warms up. But one year I pruned it in autumn and it didn't seem to make any difference. The only year it didn't grow well was last year when we had a drought in spring and early summer (in Dordogne) and I forgot to water it (but we did have water restrictions).

    This subject was discussed in a previous forum 

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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