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Close up of Audubon native Smooth Witherod Viburnum berries, large cluster of small round red and blue berries loved by birds, surrounded by pictures of birds
Close up of Audubon Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum flowers and foliage, small clusters of small white flowers and buds emerging from green oval shaped foliage
Close up of Audubon native Smooth Witherod Viburnum berries, large cluster of small round red and blue berries loved by birds
Map of American Counties where Audubon Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum is native to
Picture of a Northern Cardinal
Picture of a Gray Catbird
Picture of a White-eyed Vireo
Picture of a Tufted Titmouse
Close up of Audubon native Smooth Witherod Viburnum berries, large cluster of small round red and blue berries loved by birds, surrounded by pictures of birds
Close up of Audubon Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum flowers and foliage, small clusters of small white flowers and buds emerging from green oval shaped foliage
Close up of Audubon native Smooth Witherod Viburnum berries, large cluster of small round red and blue berries loved by birds
Map of American Counties where Audubon Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum is native to
Picture of a Northern Cardinal
Picture of a Gray Catbird
Picture of a White-eyed Vireo
Picture of a Tufted Titmouse

SOFT WHITE FLOWERS GIVE WAY TO MULTICOLORED CLUSTERS OF BERRIES COME FALL 

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: Sparrows, Wrens, Orioles, Wood Warblers, Vireos, Waxwings, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Woodpeckers, Crows, Jays, Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches, and Thrushes

  • In late spring, highly fragrant, white blooms attract bees and butterflies
  • The blooms turn to purplish-black edible berries, much enjoyed by birds and humans alike
  • Glossy, dark green foliage offers a beautiful display of maroons, purples and reds in fall 
  • Best used in a shrub border, as a foundation planting or as a hedge 
  • Low maintenance and easy care
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these trees safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 5-12' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-12' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 8-12' apart

Audubon® Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Audubon® Plants for Birds: Viburnum nudum

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SOFT WHITE FLOWERS GIVE WAY TO MULTICOLORED CLUSTERS OF BERRIES COME FALL 

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: Sparrows, Wrens, Orioles, Wood Warblers, Vireos, Waxwings, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Woodpeckers, Crows, Jays, Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches, and Thrushes

  • In late spring, highly fragrant, white blooms attract bees and butterflies
  • The blooms turn to purplish-black edible berries, much enjoyed by birds and humans alike
  • Glossy, dark green foliage offers a beautiful display of maroons, purples and reds in fall 
  • Best used in a shrub border, as a foundation planting or as a hedge 
  • Low maintenance and easy care
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these trees safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 5-12' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-12' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 8-12' apart

Why plant Audubon® Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum?

Audubon® Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that is native to eastern North America. Growing to heights and widths between 5-12’, the Witherod offers showy glossy green foliage during the spring and summer months. During this time, we are graced with creamy white flowers that form in clusters, are two to five inches wide and slightly aromatic. These blooms provide nectar and pollen, which are vital sources of food for bees and butterflies. When summer comes to an end, the Whiterod’s foliage evolves from its shiny green foliage to hues of dark wine-red for the remainder of the year. Following the blooms, we see clusters of berries begin to form, starting off green before maturing to hues of pink and blue. The berries of the Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum attract birds of all sorts to feast till their heart's content. Fun fact: the berries of this particular cultivar are edible to humans as well! They are great for making jams, jellies, and sauces, as well as wine. Enjoy utilizing this beautiful compact shrub in your garden or around your home landscape!

How to use Audubon® Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum in the landscape?

Show stopping is an easy way to describe the Audubon® Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum! In late spring, it exhibits small white and pink blooms that offer a delicate fragrance. Come fall, berries add visual interest to any landscape by contributing hues of green, pink, and blue, all at the same time, while also inviting birds to eat their hearts out! If you are looking for a larger harvest of those berries, it would be wise to have more than one Witherod planted around your property - the more the merrier! These shrubs are visually appealing when planted as a border, hedge, as a screen for privacy, or simply grown in a container and placed where you see fit. The possibilities are truly endless!

Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

What is the definition of Native?

“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How To Plant Audubon® Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum

The Audubon® Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum loves locations that offer full sun, however this shrub is accepting of locations that also offer partial shade. Living its best life in acidic, well draining, moist soils, the Witherod Viburnum does offer some adaptability when considering soil, allowing for locations in clay, loam, or sand. Not only are locations in ground acceptable but the Smooth Witherod Viburnum allows for container growth, this opens up a world of possibilities for displaying your new shrub!

How To Water

The process for watering your Audubon® Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum is fairly easy. We recommend maintaining a schedule of twice a week, at least until the plant is established. Although the Witherod Viburnum does offer drought tolerance, it would be wise to keep an eye on local weather conditions and water accordingly during periods of inclement weather.

How To Fertilize

When planting your Audubon® Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum, you should apply the Bower & Branch Elements Starter Plant Food to be sure your plant has all the nutrients it needs! After that, we recommend feeding your plants once in early spring before the push of new growth. You may fertilize again in fall, as this will ensure your plant is receiving the proper nutrients needed for a happy growing season.

How To Prune

When looking to shape your Audubon® Native Smooth Witherod Viburnum, the best time to do so is in late winter. At this time, you won't interfere with the fruiting process. However, if a prune is needed in season, you can do so, but you will remove some of the fruit display. Removing any dead, dried, or broken parts of the plant may be done at any time of the year.

How Does Shipping Work?

Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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