Viburnum cassinoides

Witherod Viburnum

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Witherod viburnum bears creamy white flower clusters in June, followed by an impressive fruit display with green, white, pink and blue colors present at the same time before turning blue-black in September. This shrub is a native plant and can grow to 12' in the wild. Fall foliage ranges from orange-red to crimson to purple.

Viburnums are a versatile genus of multi-stemmed shrubs that are well suited to the home landscape due to their range of sizes and cultural adaptability. Some viburnums are noted for their fragrant flowers; most bear small fruit that may add visual interest. Many viburnums have attractive fall color. There are over 100 different varieties of viburnum at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8