Instant Karma® Elderberry

A very showy new variegated elder, this plant provides season-long color to landscapes. The blue-green leaves have crisp variegation that starts out gold in the spring before turning cream as the season progresses. The white flowers will produce black fruit if planted near another variety (Black Lace® is a good choice). Although it was not selected for its fruit production it will provide some berries for songbirds. This is a more stable plant than older variegated cultivars, and has more blue in the foliage.

Dimensions8 × 8 ft
Botanical Name

Sambucus nigra 'Sanivalk' pp#28314, cbraf

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Variegated, White

Height

8-12'

Width/Spread

8-12'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time

Early Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Foundations, Naturalizing

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Edible, Foliage interest

SKU: 72008 Plant Type:

May be pruned after flowering. If being grown as a foliage plant, it can be pruned in early spring.

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