color: Clusters of creamy white flowers
Bloom time: Late May to mid June
Fruit: Clusters of fruit that turn black
in August and last all winter
Size: 10' to 20' tall and 6' to 10' wide
Shape: Upright, narrow shrub or small tree
Uses: Accent or specimen plant, shrub border,
hedge, screen or naturalistic planting. Attracts birds.
Hardiness: Zones 3-8
Native: to much of North America
Virburnum lentago 'Nannyberry' is a native species Viburnum grows as a tall, narrow shrub
or small tree. In late spring it produces small, white flowers
in flat-topped clusters. The edible fruits are bluish-black
in drooping clusters that stay on the plant all winter if
they aren't eaten by birds. It grows best in rich, moist soil,
and is often found in upland woods in the wild. It tolerates
both acid and alkaline soils. Nannyberry makes a great hedge
or screen for your garden, or can be planted in naturalized
areas. The birds relish the fruit and use the plant for cover
and raising their young. We've found this plant to be fairly
deer resistant, also. Self pollinating.
What you'll receive:
2-year, field-grown plants with 12 to 18-inch long stems and
shipped bareroot (no soil or pot)
and dormant (no foliage). Learn more about
Shipping: $0-$75=$12.00, $75.01-$125=$15, $125.01-$200=$20, >$200=10% of total. Shipped UPS Ground in
spring from early April through mid May.
About Viburnums: Viburnums are shrubs or
small trees with attractive foliage, flowers and fruit. They
are great ornamental landscape plants and wonderful natives.
The fruit attracts most fruit-eating birds, including bluebirds,
brown thrashers, cedar waxwings, gray catbirds, robins and
thrushes. They are virtually pest free and easy to grow. They
can be used as specimens, in a mixed border, as a hedge or
in a naturalized planting.
Grows best in full sun to part shade in average garden soil.
Can tolerate full shade, both acid and alkaline soil and dry
to wet but not soggy ground. Space 4 to 5-feet apart. Prune
in late winter to desired shape and size. Easy to grow.
What's a "bareroot" plant?
is a term that describes how a plant is shipped to you. A
bareroot plant is not in a pot, and is usually dormant (not
actively growing). See the photo to the right that shows what
a bareroot rose looks like. The bareroot plants that we ship
to you were harvested in the fall and placed in cold storage
over the winter to keep them dormant. In the spring, we ship
the bareroot plants to our customers, from early April through
Bareroot plants are easy to grow. We include planting instructions
with your order. When you receive your plant, take it out
of the packing material and place it in a bucket of water
so that the roots are completely covered. Let the roots soak
for 4 to 24 hours, then plant it in your garden. Full planting
instructions with photos are available on our planting