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Sambucus nigra Instant Karma® ('Sanivalk') (Elderberry)

**NOT FOR SALE** This plant is discontinued and no longer available. This page is retained for reference only.

This deciduous shrub features green-and-white variegated foliage and delicate white flowers which appear in early summer, with purple-black berries following the flowers, if a compatible pollinator is nearby (look for S. Black Beauty®, Laced Up®, or Black Lace®). Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer
7-8 ft tall x 4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Patent Info PP28314, CPBRAF
Brand Proven Winners