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Red Elderberry vs Nannyberry

Sambucus racemosa

Viburnum lentago

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

Red Elderberry
Nannyberry

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Nannyberry is a hardy shrub known for attracting wildlife. Its clusters of white flowers and tasty berries are suitable for bees, birds, and other animals.

Nannyberry is also used in urban yards and landscaping. This shrub makes a beautiful ornamental and is small enough to grow underneath power lines. Its berries can be eaten fresh or used in baking and preserves.

Makes a great hedge or privacy screen in an urban yard. Often has great red fall color to complement its spring flowers.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no