This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
During July and August our grounds suffer in appearance for the want of shrubs in flower, and anything attractive then is welcomed. The Viburnum nudum, though not in flower within these months, is yet most beautiful with its berries. It flowers in June, and after this, is soon covered with green berries, hanging often in great clusters. These berries in time turn almost white, then change to rosy pink, and at last to a deep purple color. Often the whole of these colors are to be found on the same bunch - one berry changing color a little in advance of the other. There are other native viburnums valuable in the same way, but none that are as good as this one.