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Viburnum nudum

Description

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. It is native to low woods, swamps and bogs in the eastern and southeastern U.S. from Connecticut south to Florida and Louisiana. Its bark is smooth and gray-brown with a few raised warty lenticels.

Regions: Mountain, Piedmont, Coastal plains 

Seasons of Interest: 

  Leaf:  Fall                   Blooms:  Spring            Nut/Fruit/Seed: Fall 

Wildlife Value:  This plant is moderately resistant to damage from deer. It is a potential host plant for the Spring Azure butterfly. Its fruits are eaten by songbirds, grouse, wild turkeys and squirrel. Its twigs and leaves are browsed by white-tailed deer. 

 

Cultivars:
  • Angustifolium
  • compact habit
  • Evergreen
  • Winterthur
Tags:
#fragrant#butterflies#deciduous#songbirds#rain garden#showy#low maintenance#host plant#hedge#low flammability#deer resistant#fire resistant
Cultivars:
  • Angustifolium
  • compact habit
  • Evergreen
  • Winterthur
Tags:
#fragrant#butterflies#deciduous#songbirds#rain garden#showy#low maintenance#host plant#hedge#low flammability#deer resistant#fire resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    nudum
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    fire in the landscape.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer