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Nannyberry Viburnum
Viburnum lentago
Caprifoliaceae

White Swish

Wonderful deciduous shrub with broad clusters (up to 5 across) of white flower in May, large oval leaves turn burgundy red in fall, persistent blue-black fruits eaten by wildlife (including songbirds) all winter, 2 recommended for best fruit set, good rain garden plant, mature plants display arching branches, attracts pollinators, butterfly host plant (Spring Azure [Celastrina ladon]), can be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub or a single trunk small tree.

Dry To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
8-25 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2a-8b
Woody Shrub or small Tree
Deer resistant

Native Range: NB through s ON to e MT, south to WY and NC mountains

Germination - Moderately Difficult: Warm/Cold/Warm stratify (minimum 8 weeks each). May take 2 years

Nannyberry Viburnum Seed Packet $4.00
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