Sambucus nigra Instant Karma™


$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Get in the garden groove! Plant our Instant Karma for an enviable garden specimen pleasing to the eye and soul. Blue green leaves edged with gold – variegation will transform to cream. Big lacy, pure white flowers in late spring intensify its beauty.No berries (often preferred). However, planting within 60' of S. Black Lace or S. Black Beauty will yield purple berries for the birds in Fall.

Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow.


Item Code: SAIK
Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 6-8'
Spacing: Plant 7-9' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-7   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: White
Accent: White
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Sambucus General Information

Sambucus nigra is a deciduous multi-stemmed shrub grown primarily for foliage color. Ornamental fruit will develop in autumn if a pollinator is near. Prefers a moist soil but will adapt to dry soils.

Sambucus Plant Care

Responds well to hard pruning each spring while dormant. Cut back older stems to the ground and one-year old wood by 1/2. Remove suckers at the base as they appear. Sambucus blooms on old wood.