Image for Wild Raisin

Wild Raisin

Scientific name

Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides


Northern Wild Raisin is a medium sized, long lived, deciduous shrub species that that can grow about 3 m in height. This plant may also be known by the common name Withe Rod. The leaves are elliptic to ovate shaped, dark green coloured, oppositely arranged, and have entire or wavy margins. The flowers are creamy white coloured, appear in flat clusters, and bloom in June. The fruit are pink to red coloured berries, which appear in clusters and turn blueish black when ripe between August and September. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The fruits are also beneficial to wildlife species, like birds and small mammals. Northern Wild Raisin produces attractive fall colours and the berries are edible to humans.

Planting conditions

Northern Wild Raisin grows best in normal to moist conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers poorly drained loamy soil but can grow in a variety of soil types. It can tolerate wet soil and periodic flooding. This shrub can be naturally found in moist forests, wet fields, marshes, swamps, bogs, and along stream or lake shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
    • Humus
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Plant type:
    • Shrub
  • Height:
    • 3 m
  • Spread:
    • 3 m