LIL’ DITTY® Witherod Viburnum

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 1-2' Width/Spread: 1-2'

Finally, a space-saving viburnum! Lil’ Ditty viburnum (Viburnum cassinoides) gets to be just 1-2′ tall and wide, so you can enjoy its foamy white flowers and handsome, glossy foliage just about anywhere. This is a selection of the North American native witherod viburnum, sometimes also called possumhaw viburnum, and like its wild brethren, it grows well in moist, even wet soils, in full or part sun. Late spring sees the plant covered in soft white flower clusters, and fall brings blazing hues to the leathery foliage.

Why grow Lil’ Ditty viburnum?

– Super small, space-saving size

– Covered in white flowers in late spring

– Glossy, leathery green foliage looks great all season and turns red in fall


Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any average soil will do; tolerates occasionally wet soils, does not tolerate dry conditions.

Water: Average to high water needs – best grown in clay soils or with regular irrigation.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. May apply a granular (not liquid) rose fertilizer once a year in spring if desired.

Pruning: Thanks to its compact, dwarf habit, little if any pruning is needed. Blooms on old wood, so any pruning should be done after blooming.

Botanical Name

Viburnum cassinoides 'SMNVCDD' PP#27,549, CBR#5943


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Acidic, Average, Moist, Wet

Season of Interest



Borders, Containers, Foundations, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Deer resistant, Fall interest, Native

Blooms on

Old wood


Tim Wood

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