BRANDYWINE™ Witherod Viburnum

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 5-6' Width/Spread: 5-6'

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.

Why grow Brandywine viburnum?

  • Uniquely colorful berries in fall: ivory, pink, and blue, often all at once
  • Bright red fall foliage makes the display truly unforgettable
  • Native to North America, with a compact, landscape-friendly habit


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.

Botanical Name

Viburnum nudum 'Bulk'


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Acidic, Average, Moist, Wet

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring


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


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

Blooms on

Old wood


Mark Bulk

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