Elderberries respond well to fertilization. In addition to incorporating manure or compost before planting, apply additional fertilizer annually in early

Keys for Success

Avoid disturbing the shallow root system.

Prune to remove canes more than four years old.

Plants tolerate a wide range of soils and are relatively pest free.

spring. Apply 1/8 pound of ammonium nitrate (or 1/2 pound of 10-10-10) for each year of the plant's age, up to 1 pound per plant (or up to 4 pounds 10-10-10).

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