SelecTree: Tree Detail

NANNYBERRY
Viburnum lentago

Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago Viburnum lentago

Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

This tee has edible fruit. Colorful leaves provide good fall color.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Northeastern United States.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 12 - 20 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Obovate to Ovate, Glossy Medium Green, Red, Orange or Purple, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Cream or White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Prolific, Black, Red or Mostly Blue Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches) Edible and Wildlife use it.

Bark Black, Dark Brown or Red Brown, Furrowed or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 2 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Spider Mites, Thrip and Scales, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Viburnum lentago Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/viburnum-lentago >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.