Viburnum nudum

Viburnum nudum 'Count Pulaski'

A multi-stemmed form with rapid growth.  Leaves are larger than typical and quite glossy.  Extremely floriferous with white, musky-scented flowers borne on 6" flat-topped cymes.  Fruits are extremely colorful, starting from green, then to salmon-pink to shades of lavender, to blue and purplish-black.  The original plant was collected in Pulaski County, Arkansas, and introduced by Larry Lowman.  An interesting note that has yet to be verified, but our friend Alan Branhagen of Powell Gardens, Kingsville, Missouri, has indicated that he thinks 'Count Pulaski' is self fertile.  It shoud be considered as an excellent pollinator for other V. nudum.

USDA Hardiness Zone:



6-8 Feet


6 Feet

Viburnum nudum 'Count Pulaski' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate to Fast


  • Upright, rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Tolerant of wet sites
  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained
  • Sensitive to high pH

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Persistant
  • Salmon-pink to lavender to blue, purplish-black
  • Abundant and showy

Native to

  • North America