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Walter's Viburnum "Withlacoochee"
|Size:||6-15 ft by tall by 6-8 ft wide, may sucker 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:||Fall color, Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen plant, multi-trunked.|
|Propagation:||Cuttings. This is a cultivar, so don't attempt to reproduce from seed.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Quality nurseries|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|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). Attracts many pollinators. Fruits eaten by birds and small mammals.
|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
|General Comments:||The name Walter's viburnum honors Thomas Walter (1740-89), English-born planter of South Carolina, who described this species in his Flora Caroliniana.|