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Viburnum nudumViburnum nudum

naked witherod, possum-haw viburnum

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


Height: 6.5-20'
Spread: 12-20'
Flowers: Jun.-Jul.; white to cream
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; red to blue, then black; berry
Fall color: red to purple

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.1-6
Soil type: Loamy Sandy


wet woods, swamps, margins of vernal ponds, heath bogs, deep rich upland forests, creek bottoms, wet sandy woods

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY VA


Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value


edible fruit but very acidic; shallow fibrous roots, transplants well

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004