Elderberry Bushes
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I have elderberry stems in water in a bucket anywhere from the size of dime to quarter and about four feet long. They’re doing

Zone 14886 | msa3d added on May 22, 2019 | Answered

well but should I keep green leaves cut back to force energy to the roots?msa3d@yahoo.com

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 22, 2019

Yes, the leaves from your soft cuttings should be removed.
This article will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/elderberry/rooting-elderberry-cuttings.htm

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BushDoctor
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Answered on May 22, 2019

Cuttings from the elderberry should only be taken from young branches that have not gone woody yet. You do not want all of the leaves removed. You should leave the top two or three or the cutting is likely to fail.

This should also be done much earlier in the year.

This article will help you to take cuttings properly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/elderberry/rooting-elderberry-cuttings.htm

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