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Black Hawthorn vs Nannyberry

Crataegus douglasii

Viburnum lentago

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Black Hawthorn
Nannyberry

Black Hawthorn is a versatile plant that is native to wetlands and other areas with moist soils, but can also tolerate dry soils. This plant can be grown as a short shrub, or a tree reaching 30 feet tall.

Black Hawthorn is valued for erosion control and attracting pollinators. It also makes an attractive flowering ornamental that can be planted as a specimen or pruned as a hedge. It is commonly used in shelterbelts.

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.

BLACK HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to red
Fall colour: red
Berries: purplish-black pomes
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: white
Flowers: white
Bark: brown to gray
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: Crataegus columbiana, douglas hawthorn, Douglas' thornapple
Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum


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