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Apr 09, Golden Elder (Sambucus racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea') Posted by Seedsower. The recommended pruning of Golden Elder is straightforward: you can prune them to the ground if they are getting out of hand, but only while they are dormant (before the buds break in late winter/early spring). First of all, determine why they are"in need of a proper pruning.".
May 21, Pruning: Prune right after the first flowering and again in late August after the last flush has faded. Cut off about 2/3 of the plant's height or to just above the bottom two sets of leaves on each stem. Take care not to cut into the woody part of the plant which can cause damage. May 29, When trimming elderberry plants, remove any dead, broken, or noticeably low-yield canes from the shrub at the trunk with the shears.
Canes that are over three years old go next. Elderberry canes are at peak production in their first three years; thereafter, productivity declines, so it is best to cut them out at this juncture of the elderberry shrubclean.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Nov 25, If you’re growing elder as a shrub, prune it back annually to maintain its shape. Prune hard – down to a few stumps in the ground – for the best results. New stems bear bigger, better coloured leaves than those left unpruned. In this video guide, Monty Don explains how much to prune away and where to make the cuts:Author: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.
Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Little pruning is necessary but can be cut back to near ground level every year or every few years in spring to rejuvenate and promote vigorous new growth.