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Walter's Viburnum "Mrs .Schillers Delight"
|Size:||2-5 ft by tall by 3-5 ft wide with new plants growing from rhyzomes (underground stems) to form clones.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Tardily deciduous leafing out shortly after the old leaves fall. Blooms late winter-early spring. Fruits ripen late summer-early fall.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Hurricane wind resistance|
|Recommended Uses:||Slowing growing. Foundation plant, low hedge, or mass planting. This is a dwarf cultivar of Walter's viburnum. It also tends to be more drought tolerant.|
|Propagation:||Cuttings. Since this is a cultivar, do not assume that seeds will yield the same dwarf stature.|
|Availability:||Big box stores, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Quality nurseries|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Sand|
Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Larval host for the spring azure butterfly (Celastrina ladon). Attract a wide range of pollinators. Good cover plant.
|Native Habitats:||Cultivated as an ornamental.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Heavy bloomer, dense foliage.