Viburnum nudum
Common name: 
Smooth Witherod
Northern Wild Raisin
vi-BER-num NU-dum
Adoxaceae, Caprifoliaceae
Viburnum nudum var. nudum
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Upright deciduous shrub to 10 ft (3 m) high and half as wide. Young shoots somewhat scrufy (covered with small, branlike scales), downy or wooly. Leaves simple, opposite, 11.5 x 5.5 cm, laurel-like, oval, ovate or lanceolate, thin, entire or irregularly, small toothed, glossy dark green and glabrous above, lighter and slightly scrufy or glabrous below, turning bright scarlet to dark red in fall; petiole to 16 mm. Flowers small, 5 mm diam., yellow-white, fertile, in clusters 10 cm diam.  Fruit forms in late summer and early fall emerges light greenish-yellow, then pink or red before it turns to a blue-black, ovoid, 8.5 mm. 
  • Sun to part shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5    Native to the Eastern Canada, and from New York south to Florida and west to Kentucky and Louisiana.   Often found in wetlands and on stream banks.  Reportedly adapts to dry areas in cultivation.
  • Several selections available, including, Brandywine™, 'Pink Beauty' and 'Winterthur'.
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