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Viburnum cassinoides Withrod Viburnum

Viburnum cassinoides

Withrod Viburnum

A dense, upright shrub when young, becoming rounded with age.  Commonly grows 6-7' but can get larger.  Foliage emerges in spring with a bronze or chocolate-purple tint, then glossy dark green.  Flowers are creamy-white, flat-topped cymes in June.  Impressive fruit display, changing from green to white to pink to rose to blue before becoming blue-black in September.  Often all colors are present in the same cluster at one time.  Fall colors are varying degrees of yellow, orange-red, dull crimson, and purple.

USDA Hardiness Zone:



The fruit of this species is one of its most impressive features.  Very effective when grown in mass plantings.

Withrod Viburnum Growing and Maintenance Tips

This species is very tolerant of moist soil conditions.  Can be found growing native from mountain tops to along the edges of streams.


6-7 Feet


6-7 Feet

Viburnum cassinoides Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid
  • Tolerant of wet sites

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Yellow, orange, red, and purple

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Abundant and showy
  • Persistant
  • White to pink to red to blue-black

Native to

  • North America
  • Canada