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.
PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need a Black Lace®, Black Beauty®, or Laced Up® elderberry as a pollinator. 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.
EXPOSURE: Part Sun-Sun
BLOOM TIME: Early Summer, Foliage
SIZE: 72-96" x 72-96"
HARDINESS: Zone 4