Nannyberry Viburnum is a great shrub that could have many different uses in your landscape. This is a larger size shrub, growing to 20 feet tall potentially. It can have uses from shrub borders to a tall privacy hedge. This shrub has a suckering habit, which makes it great in a large area or naturalized setting, but something to be watched and controlled in a smaller landscape area. Nannyberry grows in a upright, multi-stemmed fashion. The leaves are oval in shape with serrated edges and up to 4 inches in length. They have a glossy appearance. They are a dark green color in the growing season, turning beautiful shades of yellow, purple and red in the fall. Flowers appear mid-spring in 4 to 5 inch clusters. The individual flowers are small and white in color. After the flowers, berries appear, ripening in the fall to dark blue to black colors. These berries can persist long enough to add winter interest, but are popular with birds and other wildlife, potentially getting all the fruit before winter.
Viburnum lentago grows to a height of 14 to 20 feet, with a spread of 6 to 12 feet. It is recommended for climate zones 2 to 8. It can grow in full to partial sunlight. Nannyberry grows best in well drained soils with moderate amounts of moisture. It is not known to have a serious insect or disease issues.
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