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Phenomenal Autumn Display Brandywine™ Viburnum

  • Breathtaking Fall Berry Display Bright Blue and Vivid Pink
  • Fragrant White Flower Clusters
  • Showy, Glossy Leaves
  • Incredible Dark Maroon Red Fall Color
  • Winter Interest
  • Native Shrub
  • Attracts Birds
  • Prefers Moist Soils
  • Deer Tend to Leave This Plant Alone
  • Easy Care
  • Self-Pollinating, But Plant More Than One for Best Berry Production

Everyone wants a special place to call home. Use the gorgeous, rounded, upright Brandywine™ Viburnum (Viburnum nudum Bulk') to create a restful, vibrant landscape for yourself, family and friends. Even butterflies and birds will want to come visit!

It's true that Brandywine is a lovely Viburnum variety with some of the prettiest fall berries of any flowering shrub. But those amazing berries start out first as spring blossoms.

During the spring bloom time, you'll be thrilled to see and smell the cute rounded clusters of tiny, fragrant white blooms. Each blossom is punctuated with fragile yellow stamens that stand tall above the petals. They'll capture light and twinkle in the sun. They smell like heaven!

Showy, lustrous, 4-inch oblong summer leaves grace the shrub from top to bottom all season long. Like many Viburnum, this deciduous shrub will grow with a rounded habit and upright nature. It works so hard for you without asking much in return.

Beautiful clusters of berries develop in fall. They start off a vibrant green, then transition to eye-catching candy apple pink and age to rich dark blue.

The berries are spectacular in autumn, when both colors mix together in the same clusters. The Brandywine is noted for these most intense colored berries. It's a truly remarkable show!

Though edible, the berries are highly acidic and not very palatable. For wildlife, on the other hand, the birds love them in the fall and winter when food sources are lean.

And just wait until the incredible fall color show, when the green leaves deepen into a luscious mix of red, burgundy and purple! They'll help showcase the outstanding display of berries to perfection.

Although your local songbirds will love eating them, you may have a few clusters persist to give you some welcome winter interest. Even if those little birdies are extra hungry, the well-balanced, bare, branching structure itself will catch and sculpt the snow to give you something nice to study during the dormant season.

You'll love the handsome good looks of Brandywine shrubs all year long. Butterflies and honeybees find the flowers irresistible, too. You'll feel great about sharing the bounty with these important partners in our shared ecosystem.

One of the showiest Viburnum, Brandywine has a lot to offer. This compact shrub is a must-have, from its fragrant flowers, nice form, colorful, shiny foliage, support for wildlife, hardy nature to its phenomenal fall interest.

Place your order now, as we will run out of this year's crop. Hurry!

How to Use Brandywine™ Viburnum in the Landscape

Use this colorful shrub to create the most amazing modern foundation plantings. You'll get year-long eye candy and feed the birds at the same time.

This compact shrub is pretty enough to use as a single specimen in a place of honor. Place it where you'll see it from inside the house, if you can.

Brandywine is an excellent backdrop for mixed shrub borders or perennial gardens. Multiple seasons of interest and incredible fall color make this a standout selection to repeat throughout your landscape.

Pair it with other Viburnums for a Nature Garden. It works with many styles, including cottage, modern, rustic, Zen and even contemporary.

Plant several for a lovely hedge anywhere you want a pop of fall color. It dense enough to provide pretty screening. To create a solid screen, plant 4 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Use a short hedge behind your patio seating for a pleasant, friendly amount of privacy. Plant one at the corner of your garage to soften the transition from front to side yard. Use one or more in the lawn or included on a berm planting.

This is the ideal plant for creekside plantings or on the side of a Rain Garden. After all, this plant is native to the swamps and bogs from the East Coast to the South.

This is also an ideal container plant because of their year-round appeal. Plant a few in containers to decorate the patio or poolside.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Self-pollinating Brandywine has good berry production all on its own. However, it makes a wonderful pollinator for 'Winterthur'. We do recommend you plant more than one Brandywine for the best results.

This Viburnum variety requires a moist, well drained location. Plant in full sun to part sun in almost any soil type but does best in soil that is high in organic matter. Give it evenly moist soil.

Brandywine grows best in well-drained soil. If you see puddles on your soil long after a rain, add additional soil in a mound to 18 high. You'll plant directly in that mound.

Don't shear them, or you'll lose the flowers and fruit for next year. Instead, prune any crossing, diseased or dead branches back as needed after the flowers are passed. Wait to prune after flowering, as the shrub blooms on old wood.

Brandywine is a hardy plant that shouldn't give you any trouble. It's a magnificent choice for almost any landscape and another truly remarkable selection from Proven Winners®!

Brandywine Viburnum presents one of the most spectacular displays of autumn color available. The pink and blue berries alone set it apart as a uniquely beautiful shrub. However, when you consider Brandywine Viburnum's spring flowers, form, colorful foliage, deer resistance and hardy nature—it's easy to see that this phenomenal shrub is a must-have for almost any landscape.

Order several for your landscape this year!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Brandywine™ Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Viburnum nudum 'Bulk'
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Wet Soils, Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes