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Nannyberry vs Arnold Hawthorn

Viburnum lentago

Crataegus arnoldiana

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Nannyberry
Arnold Hawthorn

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.

Arnold Hawthorn is a low-branched tree favored by wildlife and landscapers. This tree's beautiful white flowers and bright red berries make it an attractive ornamental in anyone's yard. Arnold Hawthorn is also used in windbreaks and riparian planting.

Despite its thorns, Arnold Hawthorn is a popular choice of food and shelter for deer and birds. Humans can also eat these berries fresh or preserved, but Arnold Hawthorn will not have high yields until it matures at 5-8 years.

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

ARNOLD HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: red to purple
Berries: red pomes about 1 cm in diameter
Flowers: white
Flowers: white
Bark: gray and scaly
Bark: gray to brown
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum


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