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Viburnum nudum L.
Possumhaw viburnum, Possumhaw
Synonyms: Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides, Viburnum cassinoides
USDA Symbol: VINU
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A dense, 12-20 ft. shrub with upright stems becoming arching with age. Flat-topped clusters of white flowers are followed by colorful summer fruit. Foliage is smoother and more lustrous than most viburnums and fall color is always good.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Autumn Foliage:
Red to blue, then black Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
RI to FL & e. TX, inland to KY Native Habitat:
Savannas; low, wet woods; bogs USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Adaptable but prefers wet, mucky, acid soils.
Conditions Comments: Flood, cold, insect and disease tolerant. Transplants well.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Songbirds, water birds, shorebirds, small mammals
Collect the fruit
as soon as it has turned a dark blue-black color. Store seeds with pulp on at 41 degrees. Seed Treatment:
If seeds must be stored, they will need a period of stratification. Commercially Avail:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DECrosby Arboretum
- Picayune, MS
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff