Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Lower Rose Bay: Vivacious Viburnum!

Lower Rose Bay, NS
Sept. 7, 2013

These colourful berries are ripening all over the place.  Take a look in a ditch on your next drive and you'll probably spot one or two.

Viburnum Nudum (or wild raisin, as it is known locally) is easy to find in the fall as the berries ripen and start to turn purple and begin to resemble raisins.   

Viburnums are a great native species to plant in your yard and provide an important food source for birds that feed on fruit like the gorgeous Cedar Waxwing!

Check out this informative post which has some great images of the berries in the various stages of ripening.