Nannyberry and Blackhaw Viburnum
Viburnum spp.
Two native large shrubs/small trees that grow 10 to 15 feet high. Flowers are creamy white clusters up to 5 inches across in late spring. Fruits are a colorful mixture of light green, pale yellow and shades of red that slowly turn to bluish black. They do well in full sun to partial shade. Nannyberry prefers deep, moist soils along stream banks. Blackhaw is mostly found on drier sites, often along fence rows. Many birds and mammals consume the fruits, especially ruffed grouse.