Turn your landscape into a grand setting for entertaining. Ecologically-sound Winterthur Viburnum (Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur') is a thoughtful choice that offers interest year-round.
Start off spring with lustrous new leaves and a lovely flowering display. The butterflies will come to gather nectar from the fragrant clusters of creamy-white blooms.
Mix this special choice wih Brandywine™ from Nature Hills to encourage pollination. The long-lasting blooms support honey bees and other beneficial insects that play a critical role in our global food web.
Of course, choosing Winterthur Viburnum doesn't mean a trade-off in terms of beauty. You'll cherish the faithful performance of these long-lived deciduous accent shrubs.
Winterthur has long been noted for its glossy, textured leaves. Even in dappled shade, they'll capture, reflect and twinkle in available light all season long.
But this special deciduous shrub truly shines starting once the temperatures take a dip in fall. The thick green foliage burnishes to a dramatic burgundy hue for an exceptional fall color display.
Springtime's flowers develop over the summer into green berries that color-change from pink to blue. This dynamic presentation is truly exciting to watch!
Songbirds also appreciate the nutrition in these berries. Native to low woods, Viburnum nudem is nicknamed Wild Raisin; and wildcrafters have listed them on edible lists for permaculture plantings.
Sturdy and sophisticated multi-stemmed Viburnum shrubs bring structure and a regal presence to your landscape. No wonder professional designers weave them into their plans.
These compact native shrubs also have a beautifully elegant form. They look incredible capped with snow, even after the foliage has dropped.
Winterthur Viburnum performs well in average garden soil, but also tolerates damp soils. It can be grown in either full sun or partial shade without much fuss, muss or maintenance.
Delight in the many charms of Winterthur Viburnum. It's a rock-solid choice with great fall color that you can count on, year after year.
Reclaim your entire property for satisfying outdoor living, no matter the size. Wend Winterthur hedges through your property to shape and define the space.
People love the thrill of discovery and it's easy to give them this opportunity to "find out what's around the corner". Simply screen sections of your yard off from immediate view to increase the sense of anticipation.
Alternate Winterthur and Brandywine shrubs to create a grouping. Use one side of the planting into an outdoor lounge area...let the other side hide a potting shed.
Run a double row in a fantastic allée for a moment of promenade to enter an outdoor kitchen or dining room. Or use them to create garden walls that enclose without becoming oppressive.
Use them along the edge of a woodland. We recommend that you consider an undulating planting pattern that looks and feels organic and natural.
Don't forget to include our other special wildlife shrubs for a lasting legacy. We offer beautiful natives like Fothergilla, Sweetspire, Aronia, Calacanthus, Sweetshrub, Elderberry, Salix and so many more.
You can even grow Winterthur Viburnum in oversized garden containers for many years. Try a series of them placed along the railing of your balcony for privacy and ornamental beauty.
Winterthur makes an excellent Rain Garden mass planting to filter potentially polluted runoff from roofs and houses. Space them four feet apart for a fast fill.
For the best berry production, plant several Winterthur and include Brandywine Viburnum in your planting scheme. Plant plenty of flowering perennials and extended bloom shrubs nearby to encourage cross-pollination, too.
It needs at least four hours of sunlight a day to stay happy and healthy. Don't plant too close to walls, as they appreciate good air circulation.
Keep it moist, and plant in rich soil that has plenty of good organic material. Amend your backfill soil during planting with a few handfuls of compost at the root zone.
With an important structure shrub like this, it's well worth the investment in symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster for use during planting. You can even amp up the performance of existing plantings with a top-dressing of this time-tested solution mixed in water.
Wait until after the flowers are finished to correct any branching. Please plan for their eventual mature height and width to avoid pruning for size control.
They flower on last year's growth, so don't delay too long to prune crossing or broken branches. Develop a pruning plan and avoid taking off too much...you'd hate to risk losing the gorgeous berries for the year.
Winterthur Viburnum is beloved by plant experts the world over. Our limited inventory does sell out quickly...please order enough to complete your entire project today!
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Foliage Color||Green, Glossy|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|