Nannyberry Viburnum lentago

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Botanical Name:

Viburnum lentago

Family:

Adoxaceae

Genus:

Viburnum

Species:

lentago

Common Name:

Nannyberry

Height:
30ft
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

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  • Viburnum lentago

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 180 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Viburnum lentago ( Nannyberry , Sheepberry , or Sweet Viburnum ) is a species of Viburnum native to the northeastern and midwestern United States , and in southern Canada from New Brunswick west to southeastern Saskatchewan . Isolated populations are found in the Dakotas, Wyoming , Colorado , and the Appalachian Mountains as far south as Kentucky and Virginia . more...
* It is a large shrub or small tree growing upwards to 30 ft (9 m) tall with a trunk up to ~10 inches (25 cm) diameter and a short trunk, round-topped head, pendulous, flexible branches. more...
* The Sheepberry is one of the largest of the Viburnums. It is admired for its compact habit, its lustrous foliage which insects rarely disfigure, its beautiful and abundant flowers, its handsome edible fruit and its brilliant autumnal color. It readily adapts itself to cultivation, and is one of the best of the small trees of eastern America for the decoration of parks and gardens in all regions of extreme winter cold. more...
* It is easily raised from seeds which, like those of the other American species, do not germinate until the second year after they are planted. more...
Usda description:
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