Permaculture and Food Forest Nursery -Foxgreen Farm Howland, Maine
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Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

$ 18.00

Sun

Zones 2-7

rarely bothered by deer

Winter survival food

Good late spring/early summer nectar source for bees

may be planted as a hedge

Large shrub, shrub  up to 10' - may be pruned, space 3-4' apart

 ripens fall, berries sweeter after freezing

pH 5-7.5 neutral to acid

likes moist soil

shipped as 18-24" plant

Plants are not available in AE AK CA GU HI PRWe cannot ship plants outside the US or to the following states: CA, ID,WA,OR

 Lifespan 30+years

AKA: “sheepberry”, Wild Raisin, Sweet Viburnum, or Blackhaw

This berry is used for making tea, jam, jelly, and dried fruit. Nannyberries may also have medicinal benefits.

Prepare berries by stewing or baking. Freeze, can, or dry harvested ripe berries.  Fall ripening in Sept-Oct.

Every part of the plant can be put to some medicinal use.
Health Benefits of Nannyberries are often used as herbal medicines.

The leaves of this fruit and also the juice extract from the bark, seeds and berries are useful in treating respiratory diseases, digestive and menstrual problems.

Also, they relieve pain and anxiety.

The bark of the tree is antispasmodic which relaxes muscular spasms and cramps and also calms nervous irritation.

An infusion of the leaves can be used to treat measles.



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