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Smooth Witherod Viburnum (Viburnum nudum)

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Smooth Witherod Viburnum (Viburnum nudum)

Smooth Witherod Viburnum (Viburnum nudum)

Photo courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery - www.springmeadownursery.com

Viburnums in general are favored for their colorful fruits. Smooth Witherod Viburnum is native to the Eastern U.S. and looks especially nice in a naturalistic setting. Its natural symmetrical shape doesn't require much pruning or maintenance. Also called Possumhaw.

  • USDA Zones: 5 - 9
  • Height: 6 - 10', Spacing: 6 - 10'
  • Exposure: Full Sun / Partial Shade
  • Bloom Season: Early summer
  • Flower Color: White sprays of 3-5" flat-topped flowers. The persistent fruits dangle in clusters and pass through shades of green, pink, blue to purplish-black.
  • Foliage: Green, turning reddish-purple in fall.
  • Growing Tips: Prefers moist soil, but tolerates drought once established.
  • Notes: Flowers are popular with butterflies and bees.

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