Northern Wild Raisin Viburnum


Northern Wild Raisin Viburnum

Viburnum cassinoides 5-6' x same. Also called Appalachian Tea, Raisinberry or Witherod.

Rounded arching dense suckering native shrub. Creamy white flowers with yellow stamens on 2–5" flat-topped cymes bloom from spring to early summer.

Highly desired for its edible fruit, which turns from green to pink to red to blue before finally turning black in September. Fruiting clusters feature several colors at the same time. Best eaten when nearly dried out on the branch, if you can get to it before the birds! Foliage, once used in tea, emerges bronze or purple tinted, turning dark green when mature and then orange-red, dark crimson and purple in fall.

Withe is from the old English meaning a tough, flexible twig used to bind things together. Witherod is pronounced withe-rod, not wither-rod.

Although monoecious (male and female flowers on the same plant), viburnums tend to be self-sterile: plant more than one for fruit. Sun to partial shade. Very rugged: adapts to dry or wet sites. Native to eastern North America. Z3. (1-3' bare-root plants)

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The Viburnum genus encompasses more than 150 different species, which can range from dense shrubs lush with green foliage to more open and rangy small trees. Viburnums are prized for their multi-season interest, with blossom, berry and foliage varying by species. Flowers attract many butterflies and other early-season pollinators in spring. Ripening berries, some edible for humans, put on a show of color throughout the summer.

All the Viburnums we offer are important wildlife plants, native to eastern North America.

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