Elderberry as Bonsai?

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Elderberry as Bonsai?

Post  immAGinoso on Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:46 pm

Is Elderberry good for Bonsai? What are the good and bad things about it?
If anyone has one, share some pictures! Smile

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Re: Elderberry as Bonsai?

Post  Kev Bailey on Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:10 pm

No. Sambucus leaves are large and it has pithy softwood stems that rot easily. Flower panicles are large and would be out of scale on a bonsai.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:19 pm

thanks for chiming in kev...
i saw this post yesterday and today i saw one on 90% off clearance sale, but passed on it based on your reply !

scored a nice alpine currant instead !

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:43 pm

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