I’ll have to rectify that. loaded with colorful berries (drupes). I recommend having both Winterthur and Brandywine, Janet, to have the most berries possible. Another variety, such as 'Brandywine,' nearby would help a lot. It is in full sun and fruits well with no supplement watering. They both have a similar look and size. And until the recent introduction of Brandywine™ (Viburnum nudum ‘Bulk’), most growers offered one cultivar called ‘Winterthur’ and it never set fruit. My name is Frances and I am a lifelong gardener, having lived in various parts of the USA over many years. Frances, Pingback: Did You Ever Notice… | Fairegarden, Hmm. Frances. Many Viburnums are like blueberries in that they need different cultivars to turn the flowers into berries. These two V. nudums are the best of all of the Viburnums grown here, and there are several. Frances. or The Hop West (2009), How ten lily bulbs became hundreds. It grows naturally in moist places throughout the southeast. (2011), Dreams turn into reality, in a way. It is a good pollinator for Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur', and will berry best if they are planted close together. (2009), There was something hidden in the forest and we were lucky enough to be able to see it. Deer resistant, salt tolerant, seasonal interest and easy to care for makes it … I can’t resist a good viburnum! 721 Haywood Rd. 1301. The page in the catalog was so enticing, showing several Viburnum ssp. I don’t have any viburnums. In early to midsummer, the shrub is … Similar to and often confused with V. cassinoides but the foliage is more lustrous and waxy green. 'Bulk', sold under the trade name of BRANDYWINE, is a more compact cultivar that typically grows to 5-6’ tall in cultivation. Research confirmed the poor berry production for Blue Muffin, it was also too large for the space. But now I have a question–it’s the only viburnum I have; do I need at least one more for it to set fruit? Light: Full sun to part shade The one that catches my eye at this time of year is Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'. 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. (2011), A book inspires the growing of lilies from seed. Still, it is often recommended with the 'Winterthur' cultivar. xoxogail, Hi Gail, thanks. They do seem to be very drought tolerant. Shrub borders, foundations, hedges or roadside plantings. Because the leaves are glossy, they seem to shine in the sunlight. I bought that one this spring at Growild! It delivers loads of breathtaking berries that transform from green to shades of vivid pink and blue. Blue Muffin was just pitiful here, so I looked up some garden web forums and found that having the right pollinator was crucial, and even then the berry production was iffy. Specific epithet means nude or naked. They have proven themselves to have the best four season interest and stay the desired size. The Hop~ They are gorgeous! USDA Zone? Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur' A medium sized shrub growing 6' after 10 years but reported sightings of 8' and slightly narrower. Thanks for all the great info on Viburnum! I thought about getting Blue Muffin while living in VA, but never got around to it. I have a nameless viburnam planted over 20 years ago. Brandywine™ viburnum delivers loads of breathtaking berries that transform from green to shades of vivid pink and blue. I have one in my garden which is too hidden–I need to give it a more prominent spot because it’s so pretty in all seasons. Who could resist that temptation when there was a blank, sunny space in between the Yellow/White Garden and the Black Garden that needed planting? On the whole, species of viburnums are self-fertile, meaning that the pollen from a plant will successfully fertilize female blossoms on the same plant, yielding a crop of fruits. Foliage: Shiny, elliptical leaves 3 to 4 inches long, Viburnum nudum ‘Winterthur’ August 18, 2012, Viburnum nudum ‘Brandywine’ August 23, 2012. Foliage sometimes turns an attractive maroon to dark red-purple in fall. It delivers loads of breathtaking berries that transform from green to shades of vivid pink and blue. (Brokenbeat), Plants Are The Strangest People (Mr. Subjunctive), Poor Richard's Almanac (Ourfriendben and Silence Dogood), Ruusuja ja rikkaruohja -Roses And Weeds (Tuija R.), Steve Snedeker’s Landscape and Garden Blog, The Inelegant Gardener (Happy Mouffetard), The Sea Of Immeasurable Gravy (Arabella Sock), Zen's WNC Nature Notebook (Zen Sutherland). My former extension agent from VA loved Winterthur. Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Frances. I will definitely look for the other ones on your post, and plant them in sun. I have Brandywine viburnum and have never seen a berry yet. I have been blogging about my gardens since December of 2007. There was to be a sort of berry-filled hedge to divide the two color themed garden beds. Because the berries are desirable to birds and the flowers to pollinators, this is the ideal shrub for your garden to become a certified wildlife habitat! 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. I have several viburnum yet none of the ones you have listed. Drops leaves in winter. Elliptic to oblong-lanceolate glossy dark green leaves (to 4” long). 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. 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