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Viburnum cassanoides (Fr: viorne cassinoïde | En: wild raisin)

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Wild raisin, is a large deciduous shrub that features attractive white flowers and later blue-black drupes. These berries linger on the twings through much of fall and winter, providing food for birds or even people, hence "wild raisin" 

There is a very similar species called Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) which seems to live in more upland habitats. 

Habitat: Wild raisin grows in a variety of habitats including forests, wetlands, and along streams and rivers.

Sun Requirements: This shrub prefers full sun to partial shade.

Moisture Requirements: Wild raisin prefers consistently moist soils, but is adaptable to both moist and dry conditions.

Soil Requirements: This shrub prefers well-drained soils with a neutral to acidic pH. It is not particular about soil type and will grow in loams, sands, and clays.

Height and Spread: Wild raisin typically grows to a height of 3-6 meters and has a similar spread of about half that.