Viburnum lentago
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Viburnum lentago

wild raisin

  family viburnaceae 
  genus viburnum 

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Genus  Viburnum Species  lentago Variety  Cultivar  Common names  nannyberry   wild raisin   sheepberry Family  VIBURNACEAE Specimen number  S10465 Data source  GrUnFr p159;Frgnt p132;Xeri p303;Xeri p300
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  20' - 35' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 02a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Viburnum lentago have a faint perfume scented fragrance. Wild raisin (also known as sheepberry and nannyberry) can survive the coldest of winter climates with annual temperatures as low as -50� Fahrenheit. It needs soil that is dry. This plant can survive short periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are variable in quality; the best ones are 1/2 inch oval shaped, bluish-black in color and have a thin white dusting. It has a pulpy, sweet and juicy flesh. Viburnum lentago is most frequently used cooked or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  lightly perfumed Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Faint Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Cutting Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts variable in quality; the best ones are 1/2 inch oval shaped, bluish-black in color and have a thin white dusting Flavor / texture  has a pulpy, sweet and juicy flesh
Horticulture notes  Viburnum lentago is self fertile. Wild raisin (in some places called sheepberry and nannyberry) is often propagated by seed or using a cutting. This plant probably originates from Canada and United States.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Viburnum lentago is a woody perennial. Wild raisin (locally known in some parts as sheepberry and nannyberry) is deciduous in nature.

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