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Q.Cross Pollination Of Elderberry

Zone 6B | susmita added on June 2, 2020 | Answered

I have a black lace elderberry that I just purchased. I recently came to know that you need two to form berries. Can I use a lemon lace elderberry for cross pollination or does it have to the same black lace?

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Answered on June 4, 2020

Sambucus nigra and Sambucus racemosa cannot cross in the wild.

Sambucus nigra is semi self-fertile. They produce better with another nearby, though.

Here are a collection of articles to help you grow Sambucus:


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