Plant in groups for better fruit production. Viburnum nudum, commonly called smooth witherod, is a rounded, multi-stemmed, upright-spreading, deciduous shrub that typically grows in the wild to 5-12’ tall and as wide. Berries ripen in fall to vivid shades of pink and blue, with both colors often found in the same cluster. U.S. Plant Patent Applied For (PPAF). Shiny deep green foliage turns cinnabar red in the fall. Genus Viburnum can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with opposite, simple or palmately lobed leaves and clusters of small, often fragrant white or pink flowers, followed by red, blue or black berries Details [Brandywine] is an upright, deciduous shrub, to 2m in height and spread, with very glossy, long, oval leaves which turn wine-red in autumn. A great viburnum that provides year round interest with its large white flower clusters and blue and red berries. Fruit clusters start white, turning to hot pink and red, and maturing to dark blue. Michael Dirr, renowned woody plant expert at the University of Georgia and author of "Viburnums," comments that fruit production is increased when another similar or closely related viburnum is nearby to supplement cross-pollination of the plants' flowers. harbisonii, Viburnum cassinoides var. * Common name: Viburnum ‘Winterthur’ * Botanical name: Viburnum nudum ‘Winterthur’ * What it is: A glossy-leafed, native flowering shrub that gets white flower clusters in late May to June. Somewhat smaller than Nannyberry, it has an especially beautiful form, often with one or more trunks and slender arching branches. Viburnum nudum, commonly called smooth witherod, is a rounded, multi-stemmed, upright-spreading, deciduous shrub that typically grows in the wild to 5-12’ tall and as wide. Berries may even persist into winter. Possum haw (Brandywine and Winterthur) Winterthur grows 5-12 feet tall and 5-12 feet wide. Shrub borders, foundations, hedges or roadside plantings. Trim up to 4 times, as new growth allows. Birds love to feast on the fruit of this Viburnum. Good selection for low spots and peripheries of water gardens, streams or ponds. Both are larger growing than ‘Pink Beauty’ based on Georgia evaluations. It delivers loads of breathtaking berries that transform from green to shades of vivid pink and blue. Fall color is a breathtaking wine-red to reddish-purple. It delivers loads of breathtaking berries that transform from green to shades of vivid pink and blue. The berries are highly acidic but edible. It is also wet site tolerant and deciduous. Blackhaw (Viburnum prunifolium) is a forest understory shrub that also grows well in full sun. And until the recent introduction of Brandywine™ (Viburnum nudum ‘Bulk’), most growers offered one cultivar called ‘Winterthur’ and it never set fruit. The spots begin small but merge together and may appear red or gray. Native to the Southeastern United States, it can withstand longer periods of heat and drought. Pruning after flowering may be done, but will eliminate some of the late summer fruit display. Fall foliage is glossy and dark maroon. Berry-sized blue fruits appear in early fall, then the leaves turn a glossy, deep burgundy soon after. Shrub borders, foundations, hedges or roadside plantings. Fruit display in fall is a stunning mix of rosy pink and dark blue, over deep reddish maroon leaves which persist for a long time. Viburnum nudum is a plant in the genus Viburnum within the muskroot family, Adoxaceae (It was formerly part of Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family).. One variety of the species is Viburnum nudum var. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates a wide range of soils including boggy ones. The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. An introduction of Winterthur Gardens in Delaware. nitidum, and Viburnum nitidum. Flowers are followed by clusters of ovoid berries that change color as they ripen, from light pink to deep pink to blue to purplish-black. Experience the most beautiful berry display in the plant kingdom with this new Viburnum. This species is also sometimes commonly called possumhaw viburnum.Genus name comes from the Latin name of a species plant.Specific epithet means nude or naked.‘Winterthur’ is a compact cultivar that typically grows to 6’ tall in cultivation. Selected by Winterthur Garden of Delaware. The large fragrant flower clusters are flat topped and the fruits are edible. Specimen or groups. Pruning after flowering may be done, but will eliminate some of the late summer fruit display. George Weigel Viburnum 'Winterthur' in fall with a sparse fruit set. Selected at Winterthur Gardens in Delaware. USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28°C) Exposure Full sun, Part sun. If they have irregular brown spots that are sunken and dry, they may have a fungal spot disease. 'Winterthur' is an improved variety of Smooth Witherod, or Possum Haw, from Winterthur Gardens in Delaware. The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. Winner of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal (Steyer Award) in 1991. Foliage sometimes turns an attractive maroon to dark red-purple in fall. One of the later blooming viburnums with creamy-white, flat-topped flower clusters in late June-early July. Viburnum nudum ‘Pink Beauty’—prodigious fruit production, compact habit. The one that catches my eye at this time of year is Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates a wide range of soils including boggy ones. A great companion pollinator for 'Winterthur' although Brandywine has good berry production even without another pollinator nearby. It features aromatic white flowers arranged in flat-topped clusters (cymes 2-5” wide) in May-June. It was introduced into the trade by Mark Bulk of Boskoop, Netherlands. It is native to low woods, swamps and bogs in the eastern and southeastern U.S. from Connecticut south to Florida and Louisiana. For best cross-pollination and subsequent fruit display, plant shrubs in groups rather than as single specimens. Prune lightly, only as needed, in fall. Viburnum nudum, commonly called smooth witherod, is a rounded, multi-stemmed, upright-spreading, deciduous shrub that typically grows in the wild to 5-12’ tall and as wide. Leaves are somewhat glossier than those of the species. BRANDYWINE Viburnum nudum ‘Bulk ... 6.2 Grow near ‘Winterthur’ for a good crop of berries on both plants. It begins its display in late summer, as clusters of half-inch-diameter fruit begin to blush pink and become more intense over the course of a few weeks until the whole shrub looks bedecked in bubble gum. 'Winterthur' Smooth Witherod has white flowers, beautiful pink and purple fruit in summer, and burgundy fall color. Q: I bought a ‘Winterthur… Showy, creamy white, fragrant flowers in … … Flowers are followed by clusters of ovoid berries that change color as they ripen, from light pink to deep pink to blue to purplish-black. A great companion pollinator for ‘Winterthur’ although Brandywine has good berry production even without another pollinator nearby. Rich deep red fall foliage gives this easy to grow shrub three season interest. It grows naturally in moist places throughout the southeast. ‘Winterthur’ viburnum is one of those shrubs. As is the case with many Viburnum species, fruit set mandates that two distinct varieties (clones or ciltivars) are grown in close proximity to cross pollinate. More compact than the straight-species, growing to 6' in ten years, and leaves are more lustrous and waxy than other viburnums. Introduced by Mark Bulk (hence the cultivar name) of Boskoop, Netherlands. Glossy, bold foliage and a bushy plant habit in part shade. 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