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Instant Karma® Elderberry (Sambucus)

  • attracts pollinators
  • drought tolerant
  • resists deer
Part to Full Sun
Height
72 - 96 In
Spread
72 - 96 In
  • Zones: 04 05 06 07
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Features

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Resists Deer

Characteristics

  • Hardiness Zones: 04 05 06 07
  • Height: 72 - 96 In
  • Spread: 72 - 96 In
  • Habit: Upright
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green-White
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring-Early Summer

Instant Karma from Proven Winners offers neat, clean foliage of interplaying green and white. Lacy flower clusters appear in early summer. If a pollinator (like Black Lace or Black Beauty elderberry) is present, you will get a crop of purple-black fruit in the fall. It attracts pollinators and resists deer and rabbit. 

It reaches 6-8 ft. tall and wide at maturity in zones 4-7. It requires partial to full sun (4+ hours daily). 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.

Fun fact: 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.

1 gallon shrubs are 6-24 inches tall at shipment and quart shrubs are 5-8 inches tall at shipment depending on the season and plant.

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