I have three rooted cuttings in a raised bed now, the largest of which is about 2 ft. I’ll leave them in the protection of the bed over the winter and move them to their permanent home come spring.
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My elderberry cuttings seem healthy. The soil has remained moist; the environment has remained humid. The leaves are still looking green and strong. I’ll give them another week and check for rooting. If satisfactory, I’ll move them to a raised bed.
My grandparents had elderberries near their house. I would eat them fresh, but learned in my older years that they’re good for jam and wine. Some European research has shown they have some value in defense against swine flu.
I’ve seen a lot in bloom over the past couple of weeks and noticed one near my office for the first time. So, I made some cuttings from new wood, pushed them into the soil of a flowerpot, watered it really well and tied the whole thing up in a clear plastic bag. Hopefully, most of the cuttings will root.