- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 14-16' tall
- Mature Width: 6-12' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 6-12' apart
- May Benefit & Attract: Thrushes, waxwings, finches, grosbeaks, and thrashers
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
- This bird-friendly native tree provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these trees safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Size A and larger - Ships on our trucks because of the size of the shrub - does not fit in a box
Why the Audubon® Nannyberry Viburnum Big?
If you’re wanting to fill up a big, blank space or block an ugly view, Nannyberry Viburnum is at your service! This big, bountiful Accent will give you something pretty to look at, and it will bring in the birds, too. You’ll enjoy watching the berry-like fruits morph from green to yellow to hot pink to navy blue in late summer, and then you’ll enjoy watching the birds reap the harvest. Bluebirds, Cedar Waxwings, robins, Purple Finches, catbirds, grosbeaks, and Hermit Thrushes are fond of them. You may want to graze on the fruits as well! They’re sweet and safe to eat.
Nannyberry gets its name from the notion that the plant—in particular, the overripe fruit—smells like a nanny goat. It is also known as “Sheepberry” for the same reason. Such an unfair assessment! In truth, you may be able to detect a slight sheepy scent, but it is very faint, and you won’t notice it unless you make a concerted effort to do so. Hikers in the Northwoods might encounter this shrub near streams or in low woods. It is native to eastern Canada and down into the Great Lakes States and New England.
How to use in the landscape?
Nannyberry has other seasonal highlights to offer, such as a bevy of creamy-white flower clusters in late spring. They offer pollen and nectar to native bees and hoverflies. In autumn, the glossy green leaves take on burgundy and red hues.
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: 14-16' tall
Mature Width: 6-12' wide
Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
Spacing: 6-12' apart
How To Plant
Plant your Nannyberry Viburnum in full sun for the greatest flower and fruit production. It blooms less in part shade, but will grow happily there as well. It prefers rich soil, though this adaptable plant will accept most well-drained sites without complaint.
How To Water
Provide water on a weekly basis and mulch with wood chips, bark, or pine straw to conserve moisture and moderate temperatures in the root zone.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Left on its own, Nannyberry becomes a large thickety shrub (which is great bird nesting habitat). You can, however, turn it into more of a tree by removing the suckers when they appear.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
How Does Shipping Work?
Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size A and larger, will take approximately 14 – 28 days to be delivered.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes A and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).