pruning sambucus nigra

Colette Walsh asked 13 years ago

Our sambucus nigra has grown to a height of 7 feet as we did not know that it could be pruned. it is very healthy and we do not wish to ruin it by improper pruning. What is the best time of year to prune and is it ok to prune outjust the top high branches?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
The black elderberry will grow a lot taller than that and if you want to keep it to size, you can prune it in early spring, cutting out some branches and shortening others, which can be later cut away allowing new growtht to take over.