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Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides

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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

Height: 5'-10'

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

Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides (withe-rod)
  • Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides (withe-rod)
  • Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides (withe-rod)
  • Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides (withe-rod)
  • Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides (withe-rod)

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Description

Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides

Also known as:

withe-rod

,

northern wild-raisin

Scientific Synonyms:

Viburnum cassinoides, Viburnum nitidum, Viburnum cassinoides var. harbisonii, Viburnum cassinoides var. nitidum

Description

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.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

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.

Additional Notes

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

Native Range:
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

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Dipsacales
Family Caprifoliaceae Honeysuckle family
Genus Viburnum viburnum
Species Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides withe-rod