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Plant Brandywine viburnum (Viburnum nudum) and partake in one of the most beautiful berry displays in the plant kingdom! The show starts in late spring, when it bears clusters of foamy white flowers. Handsome, glossy green foliage carries it through summer. Late in August, the green berries, practically hidden among the foliage, turn ivory, then vivid pink, then blue. Each berry cluster often displays all three colors at once for a truly memorable effect! As the berries change color, so does the foliage, taking on a vivid red that makes the berries seem even more colorful.

Brandywine viburnum is a North American native species that was selected for its more refined, compact habit (5-6′ tall and wide, versus 10’+ in the wild), and its abundant set of flowers and berries. Brandywine viburnum does not require a different variety to pollinate it, however, it serves to pollinate the variety ‘Winterthur’, in which case both plants will bear abundant fruit. 


Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Height 5-6'

Width/Spread 5-6'

Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Acidic, Average, Moist, Wet

Bloom Time Spring

Uses Borders, Containers, Cottage gardens, Cutting Gardens, Edging, Foundations, Ground Cover, Specimen, Woodland gardens

Features Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Fall interest, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Native

Blooms on Old wood

Breeder Mark Bulk


Plant Care


Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any average soil will do; tolerates moist and occasionally wet soils. Not drought tolerant.

Water: Average to high water needs. In dry soil, water needs will be higher than in clay soils.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. One application of a granular (not liquid) rose fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.

Pruning: Avoid pruning – blooms on old wood, but pruning after bloom will eliminate potential for berries to form.


Photos and information courtesy of Proven Winners 

Brandywine™ Witherod Viburnum

  • 4" Quart Pot 

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