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We Love: Witherod Viburnum

This native of Eastern woodlands and wetlands has very interesting berries.
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Plant name: witherod viburnum, appalachian tea, wild raisin

Botanical name: Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides

Virtues: Highly ornamental berries appear green in early summer and turn several different colors, including warm pink, over the course of the season.

Flower: Circular clusters of ivory flowers appear in spring.

Foliage: Emerge bronze in spring, appear deep green in summer, turn red in autumn.

Habit: Multistemmed shrub reaches a height and spread of 6 to 8 feet.

Season: Spring to frost.

Origin: Woodlands and wetlands of eastern North America, mostly the Northeast and Midwest.

Cultivation: Moist soil. Partial sun. Several hours of full sun each day bring out the berries’ best color. USDA Zones 3–8.

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