- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 5-6' tall
- Mature Width: 5-6' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 5-6' apart
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Winterthur Viburnum?
World-renowned woody plant expert Michael Dirr once said, “A garden without a Viburnum is akin to life without music and art.” We would have to agree, and Winterthur Smooth Viburnum is one of the finest Viburnums you can buy. This sharp accent plant, a part of our Added Definitions program, features shiny, olive-green foliage that turns a rich purple-red in fall. Plant it where its glorious burgundy autumn color will be on full display, whether that’s in a mixed border, in your entryway garden, by your back patio, or outside your living room window. It’s a masterpiece!
Smooth Viburnum is an eastern native found as far north as Connecticut and ranging south to Florida and Louisiana. It often grows in wet environments, but inhabits drier sites, too. The selection known as Winterthur was discovered at the magnificent Winterthur Gardens in Delaware. Because of its immaculate, glossy foliage and neat habit, this Added Definition fits in perfectly in manicured, formal landscapes, and because it’s native, it looks right at home in more naturalistic gardens as well. Its tolerance for alternately wet and dry soil means it’s also an excellent rain garden component. So versatile!
How to use in the landscape?
If Smooth Viburnum grows wild in your area, or if you plant another variety of Smooth Viburnum such as Brandywine, you’ll get a bonus: Winterthur will put on a sensational fruit display! The berries start out pink, but turn baby blue, eventually turning navy blue to black. The mix of pink and blue set against a background of deep burgundy fall foliage is breathtaking.
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
How To Plant
Winterthur Smooth Viburnum will have the densest growth and the most flowers and fruit in full sun, although it can also be grown in part shade. (The last Viburnum to bloom, its creamy white blossoms arrive in late May or early June.) Ordinary, well-drained garden soil is great, but soggy soil is no problem, and short periods of dryness may be tolerated. Winterthur does not like high pH soils, however, so if you have alkaline or limestone soil, you may want to keep this plant in a container or a raised bed.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How Does Shipping Work?
Size AA & AAA (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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