2499

Estimated Height at Pickup: 12-18", 1 gal

A small, adaptable viburnum that tolerates soil acidity! Best known from its small stature and variable but lovely fall color, it also has berries for birds and a tolerance for poor soils. Will sucker slowly if allowed. 

Pollination: 2+ individuals needed.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Adaptable

Height: 2’-6’

Width: 2’-4’

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Time: June

Fruit: Blue/black berries mature in fall.

Fall Color: Pink, Orange, Red, Purple

Root Type: Branching

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract mainly small bees and flies, but occasionally beetles, butterflies, wasps, and skippers. Hosts the spring azure butterfly, a few moths including the azalea sphinx and pink prominent, and some smaller insects. Berries are eaten by many animals, including thrushes, vireos, cedar waxwings, squirrels, and chipmunks. Browsed by deer.

Notes: A short and not very competitive plant, it tends to grow in poor soils in the wild, where it doesn’t have as much competition.

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