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Scientific Name:

Viburnum lentago


Nannyberry is a deciduous shrub or small tree with clusters of creamy white flowers that bloom in spring, followed by dark blue berries in late summer to fall. It provides year-round interest with its foliage, flowers, and fruit.


Woodlands, edges of forests, stream banks


Nannyberry provides food and habitat for a variety of wildlife, including birds who eat the berries and insects that visit the flowers. It also provides cover for birds and small mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Nannyberry thrives in well-drained soils and can tolerate various light conditions.


Nannyberry has ornamental value and is often used in landscapes and gardens. It is also a source of food for wildlife and has potential medicinal uses.

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Fun Facts:

Nannyberry is a native shrub of North America. Its name comes from the fact that the berries were traditionally used by nannies to calm fussy babies.

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