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Can I graft elderberries (Sambucus)?

Because of the large pith cavity in elderberry stems, grafting is tricky and good grafts are rare. It's better to grow them from cuttings. Spliced side grafting onto one-year-old seedlings may be ...
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What part of a blackberry bush do I plant to make a new bush

If we're talking about commonly referred to Rubus, most plants in the genus can be propagated 3 ways, by cuttings, by sectioning off suckers - the easiest if there are suckers present already, or by ...
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Is there anything I need to worry about when growing the mulberry tree?

I just got rid of a mulberry tree this year, and I'm glad I did. The fruit is so thick and dense that it covers the ground and not much else grows there. They grow fast. A branch growing 3ft a year ...
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Is there anything I need to worry about when growing the mulberry tree?

Mulberry trees can grow roots that break up sidewalks and such. I wouldn't plant them next to a house, either. Mulberries with dark fruits may fall on the ground, people may walk on them, and if they ...
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black nightshade plant

Black nightshade - yes, Solanum nigrum see the wiki page here. Short lived perennial. Is it edible ... the wiki page has something to say on this; answers yes and no would be correct, but probably you ...
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Is there anything I need to worry about when growing the mulberry tree?

They're short lived (50-80 years), enormous, prone to leaf spot which they will spread all over the area they're in (at least they are here), and should never be planted in a back yard unless your ...
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Is sea buckthorn able to be grown in pots?

You would need really, really large pots. Sea buckthorn's roots go between 1.5 and 3 m (5-10 feet) down and on average 5 m, but up to 12 m (13 yards) horizontally, if space permits. Of course you ...
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Why are blackberry plants typically named for Native American tribes?

Probably you happen to be seeing mostly (likely due to locale) the output of one breeding program and that is their theme. Looking here, page 24 to 26, that would appear to be Arkansas; and many more ...
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What is the species name of this red berried tree from Stellenbosch, Cape Town

It looks like Nandina domestica, an evergreen or semi evergreen shrub - if your 'tree' has a thick trunk, then it isn't Nandina. Usual height is up to 8 feet, but I suspect this plant is pruned back ...
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What plant is this magenta berry like shrub?

It is Callicarpa americana, common name Beautyberry, a deciduous shrub native to the southern United States. The berries appear in late summer/fall and are attractive to birds and deer.
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Sea buckthorn: Propagating from cuttings

This article indicates that: sea buckthorn is hard to propagate "it will regenerate from root pieces "(confirmed from my copy of Dirr) which is also confirmed here So, carefully, due to ...
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What fruit/nut/berry grows in mottled sunlight on a climbing structure?

You could train some grapevines to grow on those. I'm not sure if there's enough sun. If you count rose hips as fruit, you could grow climbing rose bushes. There are lots of annual fruiting plants ...
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What's this? Vine with heart-shaped foliage and green-to-black fruit (Identified: Creeping Cucumber)

Your first plant appears to be Melothria Pendula, Creeping Cucumber and apparently there's some debate over whether or not their fruit are toxic, I suspect the answer is, "don't eat very many." The ...
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I keep reading about sea buckthorn in sandy soil, can I plant them in rich black soil for better results?

Sea buckthorn loves, loves, loves light and airy, nutrient-poor soil, the sandier the better. They handle dry spells, but not permanently "wet feet". Even the commercial breeds get little fertilizer, ...
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How sharp are sea berry thorns?

It seems the sharpness of the thorns depends on the cultivar Normally sea buckthorn has thorns surrounding the berries which also vary in density, shape, size and sharpness. In Russia, Germany and ...
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What edible, winter-hardy plants would grow well on my northern patio?

I would challenge some of your assumptions. I think some annual plants are good. You can buy some of them for few francs on every "grocery" shop e.g. basil, rosemary, or also tomatoes, etc. Then you ...
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Could I use fleece covering over blackcurrant plant in England all year round?

Not a good idea - fleece will likely encourage fungal infection, will block or filter any available sunlight and daylight, and reduce the plant's capacity for photosynthesis, plus, unless its tied ...
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What type of berry is this?

Yes, this looks very much like a wineberry. It's a type of raspberry. Wineberries are one of my favorite raspberries and one of the only I've ever seen that produce reliably in the shade. It is ...
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Berry identification help please

The plant is Aucuba japonica 'Serratifolia', or a very similar cultivar. Take a look at this link, or elsewhere to double check.
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If a pineapple is actually a berry then can it be grafted onto another berry tree?

No, you can not graft a pineapple to another "berry" tree. This is because the fruit name "berry" is merely a botanical term for a "type of fruit" that the plant produces. The term "berry" has nothing ...
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Is it too late to harvest aronia berries

I am not much familiar with Aronia but if you examine the pictures offered by various online sales sites what you have look like regular dried berries. University of Maryland offers an interesting ...
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Tall stalks with berries

Pl@ntNet says it is most likely Arum italicum. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arum_italicum. Looks like the berries aren't ripe yet, and that they will be a nice, bright red when they are.
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Can anyone identify this shrub/berry

Your shrub looks very much like a Nanking cherry bush. The cherries are small, but when they turn dark red, they are very sweet. The kids (and birds) love them. I've had one in my yard for years, and ...
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What is this hemispherical red berry with many drupelets?

From what I can see in the photos, it looks like you have a thimbleberry. Thimbleberries are similar in appearance to raspberries, but are typically even more delicate and prone to falling apart. ...
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What is this low-growing shrub with small bright red berries?

It's plausible that this is Lonicera xylosteum, (Fly Honeysuckle), which does indeed have toxic berries. The toxicity is low, however, and it's not likely that one would eat enough to cause any severe ...
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What type of clippers is suggested for berry picking?

what type of shears they were using In the Comments to the first video (both shown as posted by Leons Choice) 'Leon' mentions: these tools I made by myself. Here are some other tools used by Leon: ...
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Autumn Revolutions bittersweet not fruiting

The grower's site indicates The majority of the flowers formed on Autumn Revolution are perfect, meaning that the flower itself has both male and female parts. So you do not need two plants. ...
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What zone should I believe about where I can grow sparkle berries?

Listed as Zone 6 through to 9 by Floridata (see below) and I'd be more inclined to trust that as a source, especially if your conflicting information is from sellers of the plant http://floridata.com/...
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