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Viburnum nudum

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dirr

Viburnum nudum 'Earthshade'

A 6-10' multi-stemmed plant, similar in size to V. nudum 'Winterthur' but more compact.  Leaves are a glossy dark green with yellow, orange, and red autumn coloration.  Creamy-white flowers producing pink to blue fruits.  The original plant was given to Michael Dirr by William Flemer of Earth Shade Nursery, Warne, North Carolina.  Mike thought the plant to be superior to other seedlings so he named the plant after Bill's nursery.

USDA Hardiness Zone:



6-10 Feet


5-8 Feet

Viburnum nudum 'Earthshade' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Compact
  • Upright, rounded

Soil Requirements

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

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Yellow, orange, and red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Pink to blue
  • Persistant
  • Abundant and showy

Native to

  • North America