Viburnum obovatum

small viburnum, Walter's viburnum


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 10-15 (30) ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, hurricane wind resistance


Recommended Uses: Specimen plant, hedge or screen plant. Can be sheared. May sucker and form a thicket. Fast growing.
Propagation: Cuttings. Seeds require scarification and may take several years to germinate.
Availability: Big box stores, Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic


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Attracts pollinators. Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Native Habitats: Riverine forests, swamp borders, hydric hammocks. Also cultivated as an ornamental.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

The name Walters viburnum honors Thomas Walter (1740-89), English-born planter of South Carolina, who described this species in his Flora Caroliniana.