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Nannyberry Viburnum

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Nannyberry Viburnum (Viburnum lentago) 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

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
15 feet
Average Landscape Width:
10 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Viburnum
Species:
lentago
Flower Color:
cream
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
dark red
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Sheepberry
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Density:
dense
Flower Fragrance:
high

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 deciduous foliage. 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.

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.

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