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Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

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Description

Type: Deciduous shrub

Family: Adoxaceae

Height: 14-16 feet

Spread: 6-12 feet

Native Range: Eastern North America, uncommon in Missouri and found natively only in Schuyler county

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: well drained

Water: Medium

Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade

Tolerates: Air pollution

Landscape use: Hedge, shrub borders

Brief Description: Large, upright, multi-stemmed, suckering shrub but may be pruned to tree like form.White flowers in spring give way to edible blue-black berry-like drupes. Variable fall color.

Wildlife Benefits: Bird habitat and fruits are source of food for wildlife 

Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Mildew and leaf spot are occasional problems.

Stand out Features: Thicket forming, remove suckers or allow to naturalize.

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