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Nannyberry Viburnum

Nannyberry Viburnum

Viburnum lentago

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, Shade Tolerant

Mature Height: 12-15'

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8

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Nannyberry Viburnum is an upright, multi-stem shrub, very popular in the American landscape. It can grow from 12-16′ and beyond in optimal conditions, with a comparable spread. In late spring it has vibrant white flowers which give way to berries, benefiting pollinators as well as many animals that feed on its fruit. The berries are edible and can be eaten right off the bush or made into jellies and jams. The name actually comes from the berries’ wild popularity among nanny goats.  Overall, this is a very winter hardy, reliable, and low maintenance shrub. An interesting thing to note is its tolerance of air pollution, making it a good option in urban areas. They can be used as a tall hedge, screen, or background for a lovely native planting. Nannyberry is a host plant for the Spring Azure butterfly, pictured above.


Additional information

Mature Height


Container Size

1 Gallon, 3 Gallon

Bloom Time


Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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