Nannyberry viburnum
Viburnum lentago


A shrub or small tree growing to 20 ft. with a short trunk and a rounded crown of drooping branches.

BUDS: "Pregnant" terminal bud; opposite lateral buds are narrow and often slightly curved with two rusty-grey scales; the larger flower buds are completely covered by the two scales.

TWIGS: Smooth and slender; flexible; light green colored; crescent shaped leaf scars.

BARK: Irregularly furrowed into scaly plates; reddish brown or gray.

HABITAT: Moist soils of valleys, banks of streams, swamp borders, and uplands; at forest edges.

Wood not commercially used because it smells like wet goat.

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