Winterthur ViburnumWinterthur viburnum is a striking shrub that provides year round beauty. This deciduous plant has long oval glossy green leaves in spring and summer. It grows multiple stems from the base, creating a bushy shrub.
White clusters of fragrant flowers bloom in late spring. The flowers are not as fragrant as some other viburnum species, but the fragrance is nice all the same.
Berries appear later, ripening from green, white and pink to bluish-purple. The fruit puts on a beautiful display of color.
Birds are very attracted to the delectable berries about the time that the leaves turn to a vibrant red and burgundy. In order to produce berries, you do need another viburnum species to cross pollinate.
Also known as possum haw or withe rod viburnum.
Landscaping IdeasWinterthur viburnum makes a striking hedge or border plant. Plant it as a specimen plant or along the road or water. It is well suited along streams, ponds or water gardens.
This plant is highly suitable for a woodland garden. It fits right in, yet stands out in its glory. Plant with other viburnums or woodland plants.
This plant attracts lots of birds with its berries. Planting in groups will create a beautiful display of color.
Care and Planting TipsPlant your Winterthur viburnum in full sun or light shade in soil that is moist to moderately dry. Water regularly and feed with an all purpose fertilizer in early spring.
No pruning is necessary as its normal growth habit is dense uniform and upright.
Native to the eastern United States, this plant looks perfectly at home in a formal garden or along a wooded stream. Pair it with another viburnum of a different cultivar within pollinating distance so your fruit display will be at its best. It is easy to grow and extremely low maintenance.
In the Northeast, it may be prone to Viburnum bark beetle infestation. If you catch on to the infestation, it is easily controlled. Aside from this, it is not prone to any serious insect or disease problems. It does not like chalk or alkaline soil.
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