- 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.