Viburnum nudum (Caprifoliaceae Viburnum nudum L), or possumhaw viburnum, is a wetland tree with fluffly white flowers that attract butterflies. The gray bark and pink berries that turn blue when ripe make this plant a popular garden ornamental. Viburnum nudum will grow 6 to 10 feet tall with an equal spread and requires little pruning. Prune after it flowers and never take off more than one-third of the plant.
Begin pruning the viburnum nudum at the base of the plant. Remove any old, woody branches growing from the ground. Do not remove any of the young shoots that are the thickness of a pencil.
Prune any too wide or tall branches to bring the plant to the desired shape. Prune these back to a node (swollen part of the branch where the leaf joins it).
Rake the planting bed to remove any fallen leaves, twigs and branches. Water the viburnum nudum until the water puddles at its base.