This versatile shrub provides year round interest, from the showy white flower in May, to its burgundy color in autumn and dark blue berries in winter. The ripe berries are edible straight off the bush and are popular in jams and jellies. Adaptable to a wide range of sites, Viburnum lentago
is found natively in low woods or near stream banks, but also tolerates drier sites. Very shade tolerant in nature, it grows larger in more open sunny areas. Large, upright, and suckering, Nannyberry spreads by roots to form colonies and makes an excellent privacy or hedgerow, or it can be maintained as a small tree by pruning stems and removing suckers at the base.
Early spring blooms provide excellent pollinator support. Viburnums flower profusely whether or not pollination occurs. However, poor fruiting will happen if there is only one Viburnum available. The "perfect" flowers - having both male and femaie parts - are self-infertile and cross pollination is needed for reliable fruit production. Two or three shrubs are recommended for ample fruiting.
Viburnum species offer excellent support for wildlife and pollinators. They serve as host plants to numerous butterflies and moths.
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