'Winterthur' smooth witherod viburnum Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur' Photo/Illustration: Susan Roth 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Winterthur' smooth witherod viburnum (Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur') vy-BURN-um new-dum Genus: Viburnum There are some shrubs that will light up the fall garden with both leaf color and fruit. 'Winterthur' viburnum is one of those shrubs. It begins its display in late summer, as clusters of half-inch-diameter fruit begin to blush pink and become more intense over the course of a few weeks until the whole shrub looks bedecked in bubble gum. The fruit quickly change to a deep blueberry blue as the glossy, leathery leaves become infused with maroon and red. 'Winterthur' maintains a compact, 6-foot-round, multistemmed habit that produces abundant fruit and more intense fall color than the species. In late spring, it's covered with small, off-white, slightly fragrant flowers. Noteworthy Characteristics: Eye-catching fruit and fall foliage. Adaptable to a variety of soils. Care: Provide full sun to light shade and wet to moderately dry soil. Planting in groups makes for a better fruit display. Problems: Nothing serious. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Adaptable Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Birds, Native, Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Late Spring Flower Color White Flower Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge, Roadside, Waterside Style Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa rugosa var. alba 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Red chokeberry Photinia pyrifolia 'Brilliantissima' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Blackhaw Viburnum Viburnum prunifolium View the discussion thread.