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    Nannyberry

    Viburnum lentago

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    Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) at Hartman Companies

    Nannyberry in bloom

    Nannyberry in bloom

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    Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) at Hartman Companies

    Nannyberry flowers

    Nannyberry flowers

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    Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) at Hartman Companies

    Nannyberry fruit

    Nannyberry fruit

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    Height:  15 feet

    Spread:  10 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2

    Other Names:  Sheepberry

    Description:

    A magnificent yet underutilized native shrub with many endearing qualities; large clusters of creamy white flowers in spring, showy blue fruit in fall and reliable fall color; an upright spreading plant, hardy and adaptable, can be grown as a small tree

    Ornamental Features

    Nannyberry features showy creamy white flat-top flowers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. The royal blue fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from late summer to late winter. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding brick red in the fall.

    Landscape Attributes

    Nannyberry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Suckering

    Nannyberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use
    • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

    Planting & Growing

    Nannyberry will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

    This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Naturalizing 
    Applications
    Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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