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If you are thinking of growing an elderberry plant from a cutting here are 3 methods. From elderberry cutting to a well rooted elderberry plant.

Elderberry Cutting in Water - Place the hardwood elderberry cutting into an individual container with water submerging only the bottom part of the cutting, place in sunny warm indoor location. Make sure that the water remains at 50 degrees or warmer, cold water. Feb 09, Elderberry cuttings should be about 6 to 8 inches long and include at least 4 buds. Whether you’ve ordered elderberry cuttings online or cut them fresh from existing plants, the process is the same once they’re in hand.

Start by soaking the cuttings in water for Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins. May 13, How to Propagate Elderberry Plants. There are four main ways to multiply elderberry plants and your method depends upon what parts of the plant you have access to.

1. Seed. I have never tried this method because the other methods work so effectively, easily, and predictably. However, the birds around here multiply elderberry by this method regularly.

Oct 09, Prepare your Medium. Combine 1 part peat moss to 1 part sand in a bucket and mix it with water until the soil medium is damp and crumbly. Don't use regular garden soil to root elderberry. Step 1: Find Or Order Your Elderberry Bush. Norm’s Farms ships elderberry plants all over the United States, so if you can’t find a place to gather cuttings locally you can order plants from them.

They’re available for pre-order from February through April or until they sell out, which will likely be sooner. The elderberry plants are shipped in April for planting.

Jan 24, Rooting elderberry cuttings Start with a 24 hour soak. When you receive your elderberry cuttings (or pull them out of cold storage), start by soaking them in cool water for 24 hours. Make sure the lower set of leaf nodes (the end with the angled cut) is completely submerged.

Making sure the cuttings are well hydrated will benefit the rooting process. Remove the cuttings from the container of well or distilled water, and place them on a paper towel to air dry for a couple of minutes. Empty a small amount of rooting hormone into a clean bowl. Dust the angled end of the cutting with rooting hormone, and tap the cutting against the side of the bowl to remove the excess rooting hormone.