Nannyberry shrub- Viburnum lentago
The Nannyberry shrub 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 shrub that is native to certain parts of the United States and seasonally loses its leaves.
This vibrunum shrub is an attractive shrub, and offers versatility and year-round visual interest to large-scale landscape plans, as well as smaller gardens. They make excellent natural boundaries or borders, and help to provide privacy.
The shrub's popularity is rooted in its long-lasting visual aesthetic which benefits any garden. The shrub flowers during the early summer, and has significant clusters of creamy white blooms. The flowering season is long, and pollinators like butterflies flock to the shrub. Spring Azure butterflies are particularly drawn to this type of bush, and are welcome visitors to gardens. During spring, the plant's leaves are about four inches long. The leaves are dark green, and appear glossy. During the late fall, the plant takes on a burgundy hue, and then during winter, it produces a delicious edible berry. The berries are a radiant blue, and have bright red stalks. They add a brilliant pop of color to any garden. The berries are both a lovely shade of blue, and good to eat. They are frequently used in jams and jellies, and bring an added value to your garden. During the wintertime, the plant's leaves turn beautiful, vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange.
Nannyberry viburnum is drought resistant, hardy and grows well in a variety of growing conditions. It also acclimates well to various climates, and is easy to grow. The bush is an excellent addition to a garden or landscape plan, because it requires very little time and attention from a caretaker, and grows well when left alone. The plant stays attractive during the entire year, and overgrows. These factors coupled together have helped to increase the popularity of Nannyberry viburnum. Because of its versatility, the shrub has become one of the most commonly used plants in flowerbeds, gardens and landscape plans.