Viburnum lentago

Nannyberry

This hardy, adaptable shrub will grow in moist or dry soil, in sun or part-shade. Large clusters of white blossoms produce sweet, edible berries in September, an excellent food source for migrating birds. Female goats (also called Nanny goats) feed off the ripe berries thus the Nannyberry name!

Height: 13-23 feet

Sun Requirements: Adaptable full sun to part shade

Water Requirements: Adaptable dry to moist soils

Flowers: Showy white flowers in May/June

Attracts: Birds, small mammals, butterflies, bees, other interesting insects, female goats (see description)

Important Butterfly Larval Host