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Elderberry shoots

I always have elderberry shoots coming up around my 2 main bushes. Can I just dig them up and give them to a friend? How deep do I need to dig down to get the root ball? I don’t want to take the time to do cuttings. Thanks for any help on this.

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#1 Comment By BushDoctor On 04/05/2018 @ 5:00 pm

As long as each stem has some roots, this can be done. Make sure to dig down at least a foot, until you don’t feel tension from the root mass. This will mean that you have gone through it, and that it is ready to be dug up. Have them plant the new plants before it gets too warm to do so.

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