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Just what your garden ordered: the Nannyberry Viburnum (Viburnum lentago ) is a native master of transformation and beauty. With the Nannyberry Viburnum, you don't have to work hard for its priceless rewards, including shockingly bright fall foliage, cherry-red berries finish ripening to blue-black, and profusions of pure white blooms.
This upright shrub makes for a brilliant showing come fall. With deep veins and a slow color-change, you will wake up to a different sight every day as the Nannyberry Viburnum transitions into a burning bush with remarkable bi-colored and tri-color leaves in every shade of red, yellow, and orange that you can imagine. Many will even deepen to shades of violet. The Nannyberry Viburnum is happy to adapt to your landscaping needs. Prune into a single-stem small tree or let it naturally spread its branches into a multi-stem shrub. Use yours as a specimen that will attract wildlife and season after season of interest. When planted along your property line, the Nannyberry Viburnum makes a fantastic informal hedge or screen.
Nannyberry Viburnum showcases handsome glossy green foliage with gorgeous fall coloring. White flowers produce an attractive fruit display that changes from yellowish pink to bluish-black. The fruit is effective from September into winter. This shrub has a slender, upright-branching habit and can be grown as a small multi-trunked tree. Nannyberry is another shade-tolerant plant. Nannyberry is a large tree-like shrub with attractive shiny foliage. It has a brilliant red fall color and fruit display. It will tolerate partial shade but is intolerant of drought. It is a very adaptable shrub. Wildlife Food & Cover: Good food-buds, twigs Good cover-nesting, escape, perching Flowers: Creamy white flower in clusters in early May Fruit: Edible 1/2" long drupe reddish to blue/black when mature Ecosystem: Lowland Hardwood, Hardwood Swamp Other: Berries persist into winter on red stems, nice fall color (Source: www.anokaswcd.org)