Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
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
We cannot ship plants outside the US or to the following states: CA, ID,WA,OR
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.