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Elderberry Sambucus nigra Instant Karma®
Elderberry Sambucus nigra Instant Karma®

Variegated va-va-voom! Brighten your garden with Instant Karma® elderberry. A major improvement over older variegated elderberries, Instant Karma offers neat, clean foliage of inter playing green and white. Large, lacy flowers clusters appear in early summer, and if a pollinator variety (like Black Lace® or Black Beauty™ elderberry) is present, you'll get a crop of purple-black fruit in autumn. This versatile plant can be grown as a small tree or large shrub - it even plays nice in a perennial garden if it is cut back every year for a handsome spray of bright foliage. Fragrant flower. Foliage interest. Drought tolerant. Attracts bees and birds. Resists deer and rabbits.

Available spring 2017.

Top three reasons to grow Instant Karma™ elderberry:
Crisply variegated foliage
Lacy white flowers in early summer
Deer resistant

Blooms late spring to early summer on old wood.

Uses: Border plant, container, landscape, specimen or focal point, screening, mass planting
Deciduous shrub
Part sun to sun
Shrub type: deciduous
Prefers well drained soil - may be pruned to shape in summer
Height: 72" - 96"
Spacing: 72" - 96"
Height category: tall
Spread: 72" - 96"
Habit: upright
Foliage shade: green with white margin
Maintenance: easy


Maintenance Notes:
Elderberries look great unpruned, but they take well to pruning too. They are best pruned after blooming, although if you are growing it primarily as a foliage plant, it can be pruned in early spring. This plant is not recommended for hot climates (zone 8 and warmer).

Fun Facts:
Elderberry flowers are edible - in Europe, they dip freshly opened clusters into batter, deep fry them, and dust them with powdered sugar for a late spring treat.

Instant Karma® Sambucus nigra 'Sanivalk' USPPAF, Can PBRAF

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