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