(5-12 feet tall x 5-12 feet wide) Winterthur Smooth Viburnum is a native deciduous shrub that offers multi-season interest. An introduction of Winterthur Gardens in Delaware, it won the prestigious Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal in 1991. This versatile shrub adds structure to borders, foundation plantings, and hedges. Native to the eastern half of the US, Smooth Viburnum prefers full sun and moist soil, but can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, including wet soil or areas near streams or ponds. Plant in groups for better berry production. The berries are edible but very acidic and may cause mild stomach upset. This deciduous shrub will lose its leaves in winter. Common names include Smooth Witherod and Possumhaw Viburnum.
AM018637 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM018658 (Tray of 16)
AM019324 (Tray of 4)
Winterthur Smooth Viburnum
Viburnum nudum Winterthur
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
2-5" Flower clusters
60-144" tall (5-12 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
60-144" wide (5-12 feet)
Late spring to early summer,berries in late summer to early fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Glossy green lance-shaped foliage turns red in fall.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Native, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Winter Interest, Good For Hedge / Screen
Best cross-pollination and fruiting occurs when planted in groups. Berries attract songbirds. Flowers attract Spring Azure Butterfly and Hummingbird Clearwing Moths.
Winner of the Pennsylnania Horticultural Society Gold Medal (Steyer Award) 1991.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|