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Nannyberry Viburnum

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Viburnum lentago

Flower Description:

Also known as sheepberry, or sweet viburnum. Small, white, fragrant flowers.

Season BloomLate May
HabitatFavors rich, moist sites. Grows in both shade and sun, very adaptable to many sites and hardy as a transplant.
CyclePerennial woody
Leaf DescriptionFruit is light in color, and turns black in the fall. Fruit is persistent throughout winter and resembles raisins in appearance. Leaves are 2" to 5" long and emerge as a light green, mature foliage is a dark mossy green.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Shade, Partial Shade, Sun