Viburnum lentago 'Deep Green'

Deep Green Nannyberry

Categories: Shrubs

A selection from Reeseville Ridge Nursery in Wisconsin.  Leaves are larger than the type with a distinct leathery texture and a much deeper green color.  Flowers and fruit of the species.  Fall color is shades of red.

More About Viburnum lentago 'Deep Green'

  • Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
  • Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
  • Fruits are edible and may be eaten off the bush when ripe or used in jams and jellies.
  • Nanny goats apparently feed on the ripe berries (reportedly more so than billy goats), hence the common name.

This beautiful, versatile shrub provides year round interest, from the showy white flower in May, to its burgundy color in autumn and dark blue berries in winter. The ripe berries are edible straight off the bush and are popular in jams and jellies. Adaptable to a wide range of sites, this Viburnum is found natively in low woods or near stream banks, but also tolerates drier sites. Very shade tolerant in nature, it grows larger in more open sunny areas.

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6-12 ft


5-8 ft

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Viburnum lentago 'Deep Green' Characteristics


  • Native to Northeast
  • Specimen


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Tolerates most soils

Fall Color

  • Wine Red

Flower Color

  • White


  • Blue-black

Fruiting Attributes

  • small size


  • Spreading
  • Upright