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Nannyberry, Sheepberry
Scientific Name: Viburnum lentago L.
Synonym: Viburnum vetteri
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Nannyberry, Sheepberry (Viburnum  lentago)
Viburnum lentago, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 273. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-9,14-21
USDA: 3-8b

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Northeastern North America

Growth Habits: Deciduous large shrub or small tree reaching 15 to 30 feet tall (4.5-9 m), 8 to 12 feet spread (2.4-3.6 m); gray brown bark, scaly when old; shiny dark green, finely serrated leaves, 2.4 to 4 inches long (6-10 cm) with long pointed tip, reddish winged petiole with warty margins

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds, suckers, easy by layering

Viburnum lentago, , U.S.D.A. Forest Service, courtesy of the Hunt Institute

Douglas Ladd. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.

Blooming Habits:
Tiny, white, flowers, in round topped clusters, 3 to 5 inches in diameter (7.5-12.5 cm), in late spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Edible bluish-black, oval drupes, up to 0.5 inch long (12 mm), on red stems, in drooping clusters, ripening in the fall.

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