Viburnum obovatum

Photo by Shirley Denton, Suncoast Chapter FNPS. Photograph belongs to the photographer who allows use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Walter's Viburnum "Withlacoochee"


Plant Specifics

Size:6-15  ft by tall  by 6-8 ft wide, may sucker to form clones.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red,black
Phenology:Tardily deciduous leafing out shortly after the old leaves fall. Blooms late winter-early spring. Fruits ripen late summer-early fall.
Habitats:Cultivated as an ornamental.


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant, multi-trunked. 
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/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.