Proven Winners®Color Choice®Instant Karma® Elderberry - Sambucus nigra 'Sanivalk' USPP 28,314, Can PBRAF

Brighten your garden with Instant Karma® elderberry. A major improvement over older variegated elderberries, Instant Karma offers neat, clean foliage of interplaying green and white. Large, lacy flower 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 each year for a handsome spray of bright foliage.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Multi-Coloured
Flower Attributes: 
Fragrant
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Hedge
Dry Areas
Foundation
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Partial Sun/Shade
Plant Types: 
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
5-10'
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Attractive Foliage
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Dry Areas
Edible
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 4
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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). Drought tolerant once established. Needs a pollinator to set fruit. Good varieties are: Black Lace®, Black Beauty®, or Laced Up® elderberry.

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