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Labrador Tea vs Nannyberry

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Viburnum lentago

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Labrador Tea
Nannyberry

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

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.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2b
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: white, fragrant
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum