Wooden Surface

Viburnum nudum v cassinoides

The Northern Wild Raisin is a member of the viburnum family that really likes wet feet. If you have clay soils that retain a lot of water, a boggy area in your landscape, this would be an excellent option.


This medium height shrub has a short-lived white flower cluster around late June-early July, with fruits following. Really, it is the berry-like fruits of this plant that sets it apart. The clusters start off yellow-green to a blush white and slowly turn to a deep purple-black by the fall.


While these berries do provide a food source to many birds and small mammals, it isn’t a preferred source for most. The wildlife benefit really comes from the dense thicket formed by the branches, providing a stable habitat and cover for many animals.

Use: The fruit is edible and tastes a like a raisin or date. The fruit has large flat seeds, so plan to remove those. Great in a jam or as a sauce where you can sieve out the seeds.




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Viburnum nudum v. cassinoides (Wild raisin)

  • details


    1 gallon pot   

    type: shrub
    sun needs: full sun, part sun/part shade
    water needs: moist to average soil
    height: 5-6'
    plant spacing: 5' distance
    bloom time: May, June
    bloom color: white
  • special notes

    edible parts: berries are ripe in September