A modern reference to temperate woody plants, including updated content from this site and much new material, can be found at Trees and Shrubs Online.

Viburnum nudum L.

Modern name

Viburnum nudum L.

A deciduous shrub up to 10 ft high; young shoots slightly scurfy and downy. Leaves oval, ovate or lance-shaped, 2 to 412 in. long, 1 to 214 in. wide, minutely and irregularly toothed to almost entire, dark glossy green and glabrous above, paler, somewhat scurfy or glabrous beneath; stalk 14 to 58 in. long. Flowers yellowish white, uniform and perfect, 15 in. across, produced in early June on cymes 2 to 4 in. wide; the main-stalk as long or longer than the branched flowering portion. Fruits 13 in. long, oval, blue-black.

Native of eastern N. America; introduced in 1752. This viburnum is closely akin to V. cassinoides, under which species the distinctions between the two are explained. It is a handsome, shiny-leaved shrub which flowers freely. It has a more southern distribution than V. cassinoides, and does not, apparently, reach into Canada.



Other species in the genus