Viburnum offers color and interest throughout the growing seasons. Its fragrant blooms attract pollinators in the spring, and are followed by clusters of bright pink berries that deepen to dark pink before turning blue and purple-black. While the fruits aren't for human consumption, birds love them. To achieve a bumper crop of berries, plant another cultivar nearby. This shrub has shiny green foliage that turns maroon in the fall. A native to low woods and swamps, it can handle wet conditions better than other shrubs. It's a good choice for planting in borders or for screening. Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'
Planting InstructionsNone special. But better berry crop is achieved with more than one viburnum planted.
Winter CareNone special.
Flower FormSmall single flower clusters arranged in dome-shaped cymes.
Foliage TypeElliptic to oblong, shiny medium to dark green leaves. In autumn they display a breathtaking maroon-red color.
Soil RequirementAverage well drained soil. Does not tolerate chalky or alkaline soils.
PruningDo any pruning after flowering. Take care not to prune too heavily or fruit production will be reduced.
Additional InformationAttractive fruit is not for human consumption, but the birds love them. To achieve a bumper crop of berries, plant another cultivar in close proximity.
Unique CharactersticsFlat clusters of small white blossoms exude a powerful fragrance in the spring. Native to low woods and swamps, this viburnum tolerates wet feet much better than other shrubs. Flower are followed by clusters of bright berries that begin light pink, then deepen to dark pink before shifting to blue and purple-black. Foliage provides wonderful maroon fall color.