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Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: nudum (NEW-doom) (Info)
Cultivar: Winterthur

Synonym:Viburnum cassinoides
Synonym:Viburnum cassinoides var. harbisonii
Synonym:Viburnum cassinoides var. nitidum
Synonym:Viburnum nitidum
Synonym:Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Rickwebb On Sep 18, 2014, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

Wonderful, clean, neat shrub that should be used much more. Get another cultivar or the mother species for better fruit set. Not usually sold by cheaper outlets in their landscape divisions, but commonly offered at good quality nurseries and garden centers in the Mid-Atlantic.

Positive hannett_garner On May 10, 2009, hannett_garner from Silver Spring, MD wrote:

I've had two Winterthurs in my garden for two years, planted in a mostly sunny location. I'm using viburnum 'Brandywine' as a pollinator & have been very pleased. Both the 'Winterthur' and the 'Brandywine' have nice glossy foliage, bug-free, disease-free & so far have not been touched by the deer or rabbits who frequent my yard. They can get mild black-spot in the high humidity of mid-summer... hardly a deterrent, though! White flowers in spring, whitish berries turn pink, then blue & are offset by burgundy foliage in the fall. They are also fairly fast-growing... a definite plus in the garden! Love them!

Positive Decumbent On Nov 3, 2006, Decumbent from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is simply a great plant. Great foliage, good floral display, colorful fruit display (if two different cultivars or seedlings are present), and wonderful fall color that lasts for up to six weeks.

Positive jroche On Mar 26, 2006, jroche from Glenside, PA wrote:

Plant has outstanding fall color and gorgeous berries. Be aware that you must have a pollinator for the berries, preferably a viburnum nudum.

Positive bigcityal On Dec 9, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Glossy deep green leafed shrub. Not large in this zone. Purplish fall color. No borer problems.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Foley, Alabama
Wilmington, Delaware
Saint Charles, Illinois
Princeton, Kansas
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Nicholasville, Kentucky
Silver Spring, Maryland
Salem, Massachusetts
East Tawas, Michigan
Berlin, New Hampshire
Oriental, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Lexington, Virginia
Menasha, Wisconsin

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