How to prune elder for dramatic foliage

Elder needs to be pruned each spring to maintain dramatic foliage. Monty Don shows you how.

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Elder needs to be pruned every spring to stimulate vigorous new growth, which will carry larger, more vibrant foliage. In this video guide, Monty Don explains how much to prune away and where to make the cuts.

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