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
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.