Viburnum cassinoides

Witherod Viburnum

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune as needed after flowering (leave flowers to allow for berries in the fall). Another variety, not necessarily the same variety, may be necessary for cross-pollination for an increase in berry production.

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Beautiful white flowers are followed by attractive berries on this easy care shrub.

  • Beautiful white spring flowers
  • Attractive fruit changes color in the ripening process
  • Tolerates wet conditions

A great shrub for naturalizing in moist soils. Will grow best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 6-10 ft
Spread: 5-8 ft
Zone: 3-8

Interesting Notes about Witherod Viburnum:

This species is a native deciduous shrub that can grow in boggy, wet soils as long as they are well-drained. The large showy flowers early in the season are followed by colorful fruit that begins green, turning to pink and maturing to blue then black and sometimes all colors are present at the same time in the same cluster. The fruit lasts into winter, providing a treat for both the onlooker and the birds.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Attractive fruit
  • Fall Color
  • Native
  • Great Foliage
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Naturalizing
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Orange
  • Red
  • Green
  • Purple


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water