Gardening Questions And Answers
Nannyberry plants have no serious pest or disease problems. The only thing to watch for is powdery mildew if air circulation is poor. This disease appears in late summer, covering the shiny leaves with whitish powder. Although making the leaves less attractive, powdery mildew doesn’t damage the plant.
A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Adaptable to a wide range of soil textures, moisture levels, and soil pH. Nannyberry has proven itself to be tolerant of heat, drought, and performs well in the urban landscape. Some drought tolerance.
A versatile native shrub with excellent year-round interest, Nannyberry Viburnum features showy white flowers in May and burgundy leaf color in autumn with dark blue berries. The “perfect” flowers – having both male and female parts – are self-infertile and cross pollination is needed for reliable fruit production.
Plant Care: Prune dead, diseased, or rubbing branches. Pruning is best done in late winter to early spring for most shrubs. With spring blooming shrubs, prune after the blooms are spent. Remove up to 1/3rd of the overall shrub, keeping older branches to build up a sturdy, permanent and picturesque framework.
It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America.