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.
When late spring arrives, you'll want to babysit your Nannyberry and keep your eyes peeled for its impending blooms. You will soon 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! The pure white blossoms are darling foamy, fizzy-looking flat clusters that the bees and butterflies adore these sweet flowers that provide them with plenty of options of where to land! You're not the only one that will anticipate the Nannyberry Viburnum's blooms.
The Nannyberry Viburnum features verdant, lively, glossy green foliage on arching branches. 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!
You and your local birds and squirrels will also appreciate the Nannyberry Viburnum's blue-black berries. If you really want to please your local wildlife, plant a few Nannyberries nearby one another for best pollination and berry production. Create groupings for birds to nest in and wildlife to care for. Block wind and noise and hide prying eyes, while screening off large areas. Growing upwards of 20 feet when left to their own devices, these narrow-growing shrubs can be limbed up into an ornamental tree form by exposing the lower multiple trunks.
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.
Remember to trim your Nannyberry about every three years. Cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 2-8, these adaptable shrubs are happy in almost any kind of well-drained soil with moderate fertility with average moisture. Mulch the site well.
Wait to prune until after those amazing flowers are finished in spring. It's rare to need to tip prune, but you can shorten up the ends of branches right after flowering if you'd like. You can also skip tip pruning and renewal prune only if you wish to have fruit for birds. Renewal prune removes the largest, thickest stems from the ground every few years. This will rejuvenate your shrub. Leave the young stems in place, which will flower nicely for you next spring.
Something to enjoy every season, the easy care Nannyberry Viburnum won't stay in our nursery for long. They are in high demand and ready to please season after season! Nature Hills Order several to experience the full effect!
The Nannyberry will produce blue-black in the autumn with a pollinator species nearby.
The Nannyberry Viburnum can occasionally form suckers at the base of the plant, but these can be removed when pruning after flowering or mowed down if you do not wish it to spread. Not invasive, these plants will politely form tidy thickets over time when allowed.
Nannyberry is a deciduous Viburnum and will drop its leaves in the fall.
The mature height of a Nannyberry Viburnum in optimal conditions is around 18-20 feet tall and 6-10 feet wide.
The Viburnum can grow in full sun and partial shade. For the strongest growth, best color, and flowering, provide at least 5-6 hours of sun a day. These will not do well in full shade.
These are incredibly easy-care shrubs that need full sun or partial shade in a well-drained, moderately moist environment. Well-drained enriched soil and mulched beds are preferred.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Viburnum for sale here at NatureHills.com!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Viburnum lentago|
|Mature Height||18 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Fall Color||Red, Burgundy / Purple|
|Fruiting Time||Blue-Black in Fall|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|