Viburnum, Nannyberry (AS)
At a Glance
Latin Name: Viburnum lentago
Zones: 3 – 7
Other common names: blackhaw, sheepberry, sweet viburnum, wild raisin
Mature Height/spread: 20 ft. a large shrub or small tree that often suckers at the base/10 – 15 ft. spread. Moderate growth rate.
Soil / Climate: Favors rich, moist sites. Grows in both shade and sun, very adaptable to many sites and hardy as a transplant.
Notes: Small, white, fragrant flowers. Fruit is light in color, and turns black in the fall. Fruit is persistant throughout winter and resembles raisins in appearance. Nannyberry leaves are 2″ to 5″ long and emerge as a light green, mature foliage is a dark glossy green, bloom time is mid to late May showy in full bloom.
Good for difficult sites, hedges, background plant, barrier
Wildlife: A favorite winter food for ruffed grouse, bobwhite, pheasant, and many others.
-Wetland tolerant, preferred habitat
Purchase Size: 1-2 ft.
USDA NRCS Species Information