Audubon Nannyberry Viburnum

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Check out the National Audubon Society line of native plants specifically selected to help local birds and wildlife! The Audubon® Nannyberry Bush (Viburnum lentago) is a native master of transformation! With the Nannyberry Viburnum, you’ll enjoy the shockingly bright fall foliage, cherry-red berries finish ripening to blue-black, and profusions of pure white blooms!

You will be rewarded with peppy and petite white to soft pink blooms that demonstrate that power in numbers is a great strategy for a striking spring display. These fantastic Pollinator Garden Plants attract butterflies and bees while providing them with plenty of options of where to land. Soon, berry-like fruits morph from green to yellow to hot pink to navy blue in late summer.

Nannyberry Viburnum has verdant, lively, glossy green leaves and arching branches. This upright shrub is a dramatic Fall Color Shrubs featuring a gradual color change, you will wake up to a different sight every day as it transitions into remarkable bi-colors and tri-colors in every shade of red, yellow, and orange that you can imagine! Even deepening to shades of violet.

Planting and Application:

Nannyberry Viburnum provides you, your local birds and squirrels will appreciate the blue-black berries. If you really want to please your local wildlife, plant in groups for the best pollination and berry production. You may want to graze on these Nanny Berries as well! They’re sweet and safe to eat and can be used to make jams and jellies.

Adaptable to all your landscaping needs by pruning into a single-stem small tree or let it naturally spread its branches into a multi-stem shrub. Use as a specimen that attracts wildlife and 4-season of interest. The Nannyberry makes a fantastic informal hedge or screen, readily becoming a thicket for wildlife shelter and cover.

  • White Clusters of Fun Flowers & Black Berries
  • Thrushes, Waxwings, Finches, Grosbeaks, & Thrashers
  • Great Privacy Screen or Hedgerow/Informal Hedge
  • Wildlife Plant & Caterpillar Host Plant - Spring Azure Butterflies, Owlet Moths & More

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Nanny Berry Bushes thrive in growing zone 2-8. If left to their own devices, they reach 18-20' tall and 6-10' wide but can be pruned much smaller to accommodate. Preferring well-drained soils with above-average moisture, these are resilient and hardy shrubs! Nanny Berry Bushes thrive in growing zone 2-8. If left to their own devices, they reach 18-20' tall and 6-10' wide but can be pruned much smaller to accommodate. Preferring well-drained soils with above-average moisture, these are resilient and hardy shrubs! 

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Well Drained Soil & Higher Moisture
  • Tolerate Drier Sites Once Established
  • Prune After Blooming for Best Results

Audubon® Nannyberry Bushes will delight you and your winged visitors all year long! Get enough to naturalize your new wildlife habitat while creating a beautiful retreat for all today at!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Audubon Nannyberry Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-8
Growing Zones 2-8
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Viburnum lentago
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 18 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes