The Nannyberry Live Stakes is botanically known as Viburnum lentago and is a member of the Adoxaceae family.
The other names this shrub may be called is Nannyberry viburnum, Sheepberry, and Sweet viburnum. This is a flowering shrub that can grow to the size of a small tree of 10 to 15 feet or a large shrub of over 8 feet. The width of the bush can be 10 to 20 feet wide and is delicious. This is a shrub that is native to certain parts of the United States and seasonally loses its leaves.
The Nannyberry shrub grows well in zones 3 through 8. It has a dark brownish-black bark and leaves that are long oval shapes growing on opposite sides of the stem. The leaves are slightly toothed with wavy edges and glossy green with a lighter underside. The leaves change to a reddish purple in the fall. The shrub gets flowers that are small about 4 1/4 inch in size with flat-topped domed clusters of creamy white. The shrub reaches a berry type fruit that begins yellow, turning to red and when mature will be a blue or black color. This is an excellent plant for adding color to your lawn. This shrub will also add value to your home. The Nanny Berry is also useful as a background plant. The Nannyberry is a great plant that can be planted as an edging so that you can make something stand out and pop! You will love the color it will add to your yard.
This plant is beautiful, and it is sort of similar to a snowball. The nannyberry is smaller, and their flowers are more modest than the snowball.
The bush is self-pollinating, and the fruit is edible raw or processed into a jelly or jam and said to have some health benefits. The Nannyberry Shrub likes the sun to shade areas, but in openly sunny regions the shrub will grow larger. The bush likes sand, loam or clay soil with a pH level of 6-7:5, and loves well-drained soil that is moist to dry. They are a shrub that can be used as a border or for a landscaping centerpiece through the size should be taken into consideration before planting.
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