Sambucus Instant Karma®

Sambucus Instant Karma®

Exceptional variegated foliage!

Item # 38746

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If you own this Sambucus variety, karma has been good to you! With wonderfully variegated leaves and large clusters of tiny white blooms, this is a major improvement over older Sambucus varieties.

Possibly the most attractive thing about this shrub is its impressive, variegated foliage! Blue-green leaves emerge with gold margins in spring, and as the season moves on the neat margins slowly transition to a creamy white. The best variegation occurs in areas with cool temperatures during the evening and night.

In early summer clusters of small, stark white blooms appear, adding to the beauty of the display. The slightly ruffled extremely tiny flowers give the plant an elegant lacy look. Disease and deer resistant, and drought tolerant, Instant Karma is a must-have for the on-the-go gardener!

This lovely elderberry produces berries when paired with Black Lace™ and Laced Up™.Reaching 6 to 8 feet high and 7 to 9 feet wide, you can grow this variety as a small tree, large shrub or cut-back perennial. Non-invasive, it may be pruned at any time of year, but if you really want this shrub for its magnificent flowers, prune after flowering. Not too demanding, Instant Karma enjoys full sun to partial shade, and will adapt to both wet and dry soils. Zones 4-7.