History: Native along the southern edge of several provinces from Saskatchewan to New Brunswick and several northern states, nannyberries are popular among wildlife and have been used by some indigenous peoples for medicinal purposes. The appealing flowers, bright autumn foliage, and edible berries have made nannyberries popular as ornamental plants in parks and gardens.
Why We Grow It: This lovely native shrub bears sweet blue berries with a jammy texture that is good for fresh eating and making jams and jellies. Ornamentally, it is an attractive addition to the property while the blue berries are a popular food item for birds through the winter.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5
Soil Preference: Prefers clay loam but adaptable to different soil types
Growth Habits: Shrub reaches 3m tall
Sun/Shade: Full shade to full sun (approx. 3-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination:Another nannyberry bush is required for pollination