Possumhaw Viburnum (Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur') in the Viburnums Database

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Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Shrub
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences:Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences:Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 9b
Leaves:Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruit:Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Pink maturing to blue
Flowers:Showy
Flower Time:Late spring or early summer
Uses:Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Edible Parts:Fruit
Eating Methods:Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant:Butterflies
Resistances:Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds:Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Pollinators:Beetles
Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Various insects

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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 3:03 PM

'Winterthur' is an improved variety of Smooth Witherod, or Possum Haw, from Winterthur Gardens in Delaware. It grows naturally in moist places throughout the southeast. Growing 5 to 7 feet high and wide with dense, compact branching, 'Winterthur' has 3 to 4 inch long, waxy, lustrous deep-green leaves that turn a gorgeous reddish-purple in fall before falling off. The creamy white pie-shaped flower clusters appear in early summer and are followed by white berries that change to deep purple-black in fall. For best berry production, plant a Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides with it. Grow it in full sun to light shade and average to moist soil. (Sunlight Gardens)

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Posted by Sequoiadendron4 (Lititz, PA - Zone 6b) on Nov 5, 2017 8:57 PM

This plant was installed as a companion to a 'Brandywine' 4 years ago. The leaves are shiny and smooth textured. The plant does not berry nearly as well as the 'Brandywine'. This year it has experienced its heaviest berry crop and it was still less than its pollination partner. I do have a volunteer nudum growing close by, so hopefully that will help when it's old enough. Fall color on this one is gorgeous, as you can see in my photo. It's a very beautiful and carefree shrub.

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