LIL’ DITTY®

Viburnum - Witherod

Viburnum cassinoides

'SMNVCDD'

USPP 27,549; CBR 5943

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Lil Ditty dwarf viburnum in full bloom in a bed near an antique farm implement Closeup of the white flowers of Lil Ditty viburnum Four specimens of Lil Ditty viburnum in a landscape
  • Dwarf habit
  • Native to North America
  • Deer resistant
Description

One of the smallest viburnum on the market, Lil' Ditty® witherod viburnum is a puffball of creamy-white, fragrant flowers in late spring. Glossy foliage takes on good fall color and dwarf habit makes it eminently versatile for both residential and commercial landscapes.

USDA Zone
3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
1 - 2'
Width
1 - 2'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Late spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Prefers moist, well drained soil but will tolerate wet conditions.

Pruning

Thanks to its compact, dwarf habit, pruning is rarely needed. Blooms on old wood.

Uses

Mixed borders; wildlife gardens and naturalizing; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips

Viburnum cassinoides is noted for its beautiful fruit, similar to that of V. nudum. There are no compatible pollinators for Lil' Ditty® on the market; however, this species is widespread through North America and wild specimens may serve as pollinators.