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Winterthur Smooth Viburnum

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A versatile and adaptable native shrub, Winterthur Smooth Viburnum brings dynamic interest to the landscape. In spring, flat-topped clusters of lightly fragrant white blossoms grace the plant, drawing pollinators. Flowers are followed by berries that mature from pink to inky blue, providing food for birds. Glossy green foliage turns burgundy red in fall, contrasting beautifully with the berries. (Viburnum nudum)
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Botanical Name
Viburnum nudum Winterthur
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Winter Interest, Privacy
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Mature Height
60-144" tall (5-12 feet)
Mature Spread
60-144" wide (5-12 feet)
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer,berries in late summer to early fall


(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.