Viburnum obovatum

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Walter's Viburnum "Mrs .Schillers Delight"


Plant Specifics

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
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Black
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
Moisture Tolerance:
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
Soil pH:Acidic



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
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:

Heavy bloomer, dense foliage.