Viburnum lentago L.
Viburnum ×vetteri Zabel
Nannyberry, sheepberry, sweet viburnum
Nannyberry is native to North America.
Identification: Nannyberry is a large, often irregular shrub or small tree up to 30' (9 m) tall, but usually 12-15' (3.7-4.6 m). If it has a single trunk, it is up to 10" (25 cm) in diameter. Multiple trunks are smaller. Leaves are 2½-4" (6.3-10 cm) long, medium- to dark green, shiny, roughly oval to elliptical in shape, with serrated edges. In the fall, colors are muted, and include green, red, purple, and yellow. Flowerheads are cream-colored, flat-topped, up to 5" (12 cm) in diameter. Berries turn from light green to purple, red, and yellow; eventually to blue-black, and are often a mixture of several colors.
See this comparison table showing Viburnums that are presently in our database, or this nicely done Viburnum species guide.
Viburnum lentago at the University of Connecticut Plant Database
Viburnum lentago on Wikipedia
Viburnum lentago at the Ohio State University PLANTFacts database
Viburnum lentago at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Viburnum lentago at the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Viburnum lentago on the Connecticut Botanical Society's Connecticut wildflowers site
Viburnum lentago on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants
Viburnum lentago at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Viburnum lentago at Gymnosperms.org
Viburnum lentago description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
Range: Zones 2-8: