Question of the Week: Elderberry
Q: When you cut back the elderberry regularly when it is mature, will it still fill out with new growth?
A: Yes! It is ideal to prune your elderberry yearly. If you don’t, your elderberry can quickly become unruly!
Cut mature shoots in the fall (mature shoots appear brown and woody), but avoid cutting new shoots, (bright green, tender) since this will reduce blooms and berries the following year. New shoots will appear yearly and will help to keep your plant looking great.