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Sanbucus Black Lace

PollyMPollyM Posts: 2

Can anyone tell me, please, what is the rate of growth for Sambucus Black lace. I would like to know what to expect after I plant one, just bought, now abour 18" high and 12"-15" wide.  It looks very healthy but I need to know how much room to allow it.  I don't want to have to dig it up and move it next year.  All advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.


  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    I have one, Polly and it's been in a pot for 3 years . I hard prune mine early spring and usually just top-dress it . You can restrict the growth by this method. I find by doing this it also enhances the foliage. If yours is in the ground you can still do this. Sambucus tolerate hard pruning. I love the lemony fragrance of the flowers. image

  • Susy BSusy B Posts: 29

    HI Polly, Sambucus can grow to 6-8 feet in a year so need a reasonable space but I prune it right down in spring which keeps it managable. The foliage is attractive but I never realised the flowers were fragrant as I don't have a sense of smell. how I am missing out.image

  • PollyMPollyM Posts: 2

    Hi, thank you all for your replies and views.  I'll have to have a rethink as to where I put it if it can grow to 6 - 8 feet in one year!  I didn't realise that it will have fragrant flowers either - so that's a bonus.  Happy Gardening!

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    Sorry, Christopher but I get flowers ?????

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