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Viburnum lentago

Nannyberry Viburnum

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Viburnum lentago (Nannyberry Viburnum)

An important food plant for winter wildlife. Fruits are deep-blue with a whitish coating. The fruits ripen in late fall and turn glossy when the coating wears off. The leaves, oval with a pointed tip, emerge a soft yellow-green that turn glossy dark green in summer and in fall, often turn a purplish red. The Ozarks are at the southern edge of this viburnum's growing range.

Additional Information:


Height
15-18 Feet

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Spread
10-18 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra), Downy Hawthorn (Crataegus mollis), Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus), Yellow Honeysuckle (Lonicera flava), Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida), Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC+

Nature Attracting

Songbird
Beneficial Insects

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Features

Good Berries

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun
Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Nesting
Cover
Food/Small Animals