If you are looking for a plant that can do it all, look no further than Viburnum nudum ‘Brandywine’. This is an amazing shrub, deer resistant, attracts butterflies, offers food to the birds, can grow in a wide range of soil conditions, and offers three seasons of garden interest.
Beginning in late spring, Brandywine Viburnum hosts wide, creamy white, flat-topped flowers. The flowers have a musky aroma that some find pleasant and others may find less appealing. The real show begins as flowers begin to fade, clusters of green berries begin to form. These green berries mature from a light pink to deep blueberry blue and purple colors. The color display is unrivaled; pinks, blues, purples all happening at the same time!
Now that we focused on the flowers and fruit, let’s look at the leaves. The leaves emerge in the spring before the flowers. Linear leaves are a deep, glossy, green in the summer. Come fall, they show beautiful colors which complement the fruit. The fall leaf colors range from bright reds to deep maroons.
Brandywine Viburnum is hardy from zones 5 to 9. It will grow to a maximum height of 8 feet and width of 5 feet. It prefers full sun to part shade and moist well-drained soils. And, best of all, it does not require another type of viburnum to set fruit.It is an easy care, beautiful shrub for any garden setting.