Viburnum lentago - Nannyberry Viburnum
This big Viburnum is a native critter-magnet, providing ample cover with its lustrous foliage. In spring, flat heads of small white flowers attract butterflies and native insects; prized by native birds and critters for its tons of berries in the fall. Hardy and easy to grow.
- Perfect screen or specimen plant
- Important food source for wildlife in the winter
- Fruit is edible for humans right off the plant
- Attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects
- Huge nectar source for native insects
- Host plant for the little blue Spring Azure butterfly
Rich open woods and stream banks from Montana south to Colorado and east to Maine and Virginia.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
INTERESTING FACTSMost songbirds travel at night. They spend the daylight hours resting and searching for food in the unfamiliar places where they stop to rest. It is thought that the lower night temperatures and stiller air make better flying conditions.
Plant in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prune after the flowers fade if necessary.