Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) is a versatile shrub, producing clusters of fragrant white flowers followed by dark blue berries. This native plant offers multi-season interest with its vibrant fall colors and benefits local wildlife. Its berries are a treat for birds, ensuring a lively garden atmosphere.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 2-8
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, drought-tolerant
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 15-20′ tall, 10-15′ wide
Plant Spacing: 10-15′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit (drupe) Size: 1/3″
Fruit (drupe) Flavor: Sweet
Fruit (drupe) Color and Appearance Blue-black, oval
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Low, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 3-5

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Reddish-purple
Lifespan: 30-50 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No