Viburnum lentago/ Viburnum 'Nannyberry' - versatile Native shrub!
Nannyberry Viburnum is a versatile native shrub with excellent year-round interest, features showy white flowers in May and burgundy leaf color in autumn with dark blue berries. A large upright shrub, it spreads by roots to form colonies and makes an excellent privacy screen or hedgerow. It can be maintained as a small tree by pruning stems and removing the suckers at the base. Adaptable to a wide range of soils, this native viburnum is found in low moist woods or near stream banks, but will tolerate drier sites. Very shade tolerant in nature, it grows larger in open sunny areas.
Viburnumns tend to flower profusely whether or not pollination occurs. The edible berries can be used to make jams and jellies.
Mature height: 15' - 20', spacing 12' - 15'