Viburnum lentago - Blue Heron Nursery

Viburnum lentago


A small tree or large shrub with slender, erect arching branches. In late spring, flat-topped creamy white flowers appear, later developing into reddish then blue-black fruit that can persist into winter. The fruit is edible and can be used for jams and jellies. The foliage is a soft yellow-green in early spring, turning to glossy dark green in summer, with fall colors of reds, oranges, and burgundy. This species is native to North America and has several other common names including Blackhaw and Sheepberry.

  • Common Name: Nannyberry
  • Height: 18' tall
  • Spread: 10' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 3 - 7

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