Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

With white flowers and vibrant fall color, the adaptable Nannyberry adds interest to gardens and native plantings in mesic to moist soils. This native shrub is a popular landscaping plant over most of Minnesota, used for soil stabilization, buffers and wildlife habitat. It is also a good option for replanting after buckthorn removal. Pollinators are attracted to the nectar and pollen and many birds and rodents eat the dark blue fruit - which have a wet wool odor in autumn