Sambucus nigra 'Instant Karma'

Varigated elderberry

Photo courtesy of Prides corner farm

  • Interesting foliage
  • Tolerant of drought
  • Makes fruit with different elderberry variety
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Deer resistant

Good focal point

Mass planting are an interesting appearance

Height: 72-96 in
Spread: 72-96 in
Price Level 1: $34.99 ea.~#3
Bloom Color: White
Zone: 4

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Great Foliage
  • Focal Point

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Variegated

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water