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Western Sand Cherry vs Nannyberry

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Viburnum lentago

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Western Sand Cherry
Nannyberry

Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots to.

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.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Fall colour: red
Berries: small purple cherries
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: small clusters of white blossoms
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum


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