The cuttings will keep in the refrigerator until mother nature cooperates. The best way to plant is directly into the earth in a pre-appointed location.
You will want to be able to water them A LOT so make sure the hose reaches. Mulch is suggested for weed control and the elderberry loves nutrients
so fertilize liberally.
The dormant elderberry hardwood cutting will have an angle cut on the bottom end. Above the angle is a bud set. Put this bud set about two inches under the surface of the soil.
The bottom buds will make roots and the top buds will make leaves.
This will happen slowly but surely. Sometimes later in the year the top leaves will fall off if they go into distress. Don't despair this means the new shoots are ready to emerge from under the soil surface.
Do not prune until the second winter.
Some growers want to watch the progress. They can put the cutting in a jar of water and see the roots form. Remember to be very gentle when transferring from the water to the soil. The elderberry is a very resilient plant and will grow almost anywhere.
We have seen success from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. Remember if you fail at first let us know we replace cuttings. We want you to be successful and enjoy your elderberry plant.
Soon you will have cuttings to share with your friends & family.
Good growing and good luck!!
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