|Glossy leaves, purple red fall colour. Blue-black berries are edible and attract birds grows to 15 feet high and 8 feet wide.|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Viburnum lentago|
The Nannyberry is one of the tallest growing Viburnums often attaining a height of 15 feet or more. Its selling feature is its large clusters of white flowers in the spring and its plethora of blue-black berries in the fall. Its leaves also turn a red purple in the fall.
The Nannyberry likes moist rich soil in everything from full sun to full shade, but sites that must be avoided are those that are especially hot and dry.
The small non-fragrant flowers develop from greenish yellow to pink and ultimately bluish-black berries. The berries are sweet and tasty and make an excellent jam or wine but the birds love them too.
Although these shrubs are self-pollinating, it is usually best to plant them in groups of three or more especially if berry production is the goal. The flowers are wind pollinated and will produce way more berries if the trees are planted fairly close together.
|Price last updated on Feb 10, 2009||Listing of Cranberries|