Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist, wet
Soil Description: acid, rich, average, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: May, June, July
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6
Additional Tags: attracts birds, berries, bog plant, edible, fragrant flowers, pond margin plant, shade garden plant, showy fruit, stream margin plant, swamp plant, wetland plant
Pricing & Availability
Viburnum nudum var. cassinoidesAlso known as:
Viburnum cassinoides, Viburnum nitidum, Viburnum cassinoides var. harbisonii, Viburnum cassinoides var. nitidum
Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides is an attractive deciduous shrub with a dense compact form that rarely exceeds 10' in height. The leaves are ovate, up to 6" long, dark green, turning splendid shades of red, burgundy and purple in fall. The small, creamy-white flowers are borne in terminal, flat-topped, 6" clusters and mildly fragrant. These give way to clusters of small, oval, berry-like fruit. The drupes will be green at first, turning shades of pink, blue then purple as they ripen, and ultimately near black in late fall. These may persist through winter.
Withe-rod is typically associated with wetlands and will withstand seasonal and irregular periods of inundation. It will adapt to most soils and light conditions. It does not require pruning to maintain a nice, round, symmetrical shape. Bloom performance will be best with more sun. Flowering time is between May and July. Zones: 3-6
Best propagated from softwood cuttings taken in spring. Can be propagated from seed but the plants are slow to develop. Stored seeds will require cold stratification to break dormancy.
Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides can be difficult to distinguish from Viburnum nudum. The former tends to have a lower growing habit and is less tolerant of dry conditions. The native ranges of both species overlaps, but Viburnum nudum's will extend much further south, past central Florida and well into zone 9.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: IN
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