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Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'

Witherod

'Winterthur' is a compact cultivar featuring fragrant white flowers arranged in flat-topped clusters April-May. The flowers provide nectar for butterflies, native bees and other pollinators. Flowers are followed by clusters of rounded berries that change color as they ripen from light pink to deep pink to blue to purplish-black. Glossy dark green leaves turn maroon or dark red-purple in fall.

Benefits

Fragrant flowers provide nectar for butterflies and other pollinators
Compact plants with striking clusters of multi-colored berries are relished by birds and other wildlife
Wine-colored fall foliage
Plants provide good nesting sites and cover for birds
Grows well in most soils

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in full sun to part shade. Easy to grow in well-drained soil with average moisture, but tolerates a wide range of soils including dry ones. Prune lightly, if needed, in fall after birds have eaten the fruits. Pruning after flowering may be done, but will eliminate some of the late summer fruit display. For best cross-pollination and fruit display, plant shrubs in groups rather than as single specimens.


Height
7-8 Feet

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Spread
5-6 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Native Range

Woods, swamps, and thickets; Newfoundland to Manitoba south to Texas and Florida.

Native Trivia

The best landscapes for wildlife include a variety of native flowers, grasses, vines, trees and shrubs that provide wildlife values all year long. For example, many spring and summer blooming perennials offer nectar for butterflies while shrubs like this offer fruit in late summer and nesting sites year round.


"Viburnum berries are one of my favorite foods. Butterflies love the nectar!"

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Medium to Tall Shrubs
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Sun
Soil
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Mammals
Songbirds
Bloom Time
Late Spring / Early Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Dry Shade
Songbird
Native Habitat
Forest
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Uses
Border
Fragrant
Hedge, screen
Mass plant
Meadow
Naturalizes
Ornamental fruit
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
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