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Hardiness Zone: 2-8 Height: 14-16 feet; 4.3-4.9 metres Spread: 6-12 feet; 1.8-3.7 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Chief feeders of Nannyberry fruits, which often persist into winter, include ruffed grouse, brown thrashers, cedar waxwing, eastern chipmunks, and red squirrels. The foliage of Nannyberry is host to several moth caterpillars, including two owlet moths - the Unsated Sallow and the Horrid Zale. Bloom Colour: White Culture: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil. Prune immediately after flowering since flower buds form in the summer for the following year. Remove root suckers to control spread unless naturalization is desired. Noteworthy Characteristics: Nannyberry is a large, upright, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub. Non-fragrant white flowers in spring give way to blue-black, berry-like drupes in autumn. Variable fall color ranges from drab greenish-yellow to reddish-purple. Garden Uses: Shrub border. Tall hedge