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Nannyberry – 12-18″

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Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) is a durable and easy to grow plant because of its hardiness.  It works well for barriers, borders, hedges or other screening uses.  The flowers, bruised twigs, and over ripe fruit have been said to smell like wet sheep wool.

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Product Description


  • Seedling Size:   12-18″
  • Seedling Age:   2-0
  • Mature Height:   15 – 25 feet
  • Mature Width:   10 – 20 feet
  • Soil Type:   Sandy, loamy, clay
  • Moisture:   Medium to moist
  • Sun:   Full sun to shade
  • Growth Rate:   Medium

Key Characteristics of Nannyberry

  • Very hardy shrub that can grow in full sun as well as shade, and will tolerate dry soils (but prefers medium to moist).
  • The fruit is edible and can be used to make jams and jellies.
  • White flowers bloom in May and the leaves turn a burgundy color in the fall.
  • The dark blue berries provide visual interest in the winter.

Visitors Attracted to Nannyberry

  • Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
  • Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
  • Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Help Control Invasives!

Nannyberry makes a great alternative to invasive honeysuckle species (Lonicera spp.), which can reduce tree and shrub regeneration and decrease overall plant diversity.

Image Credits 

  • Nannyberry – Keith Kanoti, Maine Forest Services,
  • Nannyberry Bark – Rob Routledge, Sault College,
  • Nannyberry Leaves – Rob Routledge, Sault Collect,
  • Nannyberry Bud – Rob Routledge, Sault College,