[NAFEX] elderberries under black-walnuts

tanis grif tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 22 22:01:53 EDT 2006

I should have included this in my earlier observations:  A few yards off a local
road, there was a big black-walnut removed 3 or 4 years ago.  This year a Sambucus
canadensisr, growing w/in a few feet of the old stump, sent up a flower cluster. 
The removed tree was stump-treated w/ herbicide, so there was no life in the tree's
root system.  But, I got thinking, how long does it take an elderberry to grow from
seed to flowering?  Did it start when the black-walnut was still there?

--- Nate <> wrote:

> Since the grove must be quite thick with trees, there wouldn't really
> be any chance for S.canadensis to flourish.
> Most shrubs require proper sunlight and oxygen to grow, and that might
> be half the problem there. As you mentioned there could be other
> hinderences (such as poison-ivy, tangling vines, fungi) that might
> contribute to the problem.
> On 7/5/06, tanis grif wrote:
> > Last winter someone asked if elderberries would produce under black-walnut
> trees....

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