Raulston's Hardy Viburnum

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Compact, elegant and improved native cultivar Raulston's Hardy Viburnum (Viburnum obovatum 'Raulston's Hardy') brings tremendous benefit to your local ecology! You'll provide nectar for beneficial pollinators as they flutter amongst the star-shaped, fragrant cymes of small white blooms in spring. Over the season, watch showy burgundy red fruit drupes turn blue-black and feed hungry local songbirds too!

With a densely-branched form, Raulston's Hardy Viburnum fits even small space gardens. These trim shrubs look great in all seasons, even coated with a snowy cloak in wintertime. If the weather stays cool at night, you'll see purple fall color in the fine-textured, semi-evergreen foliage. Heat hardy throughout USDA growing zones 6-10, these smaller shrubs keep to a modest 3-4 feet in mature height and width, without much work or fuss from you!

Larval Host Plant for the Azure Butterfly, these are supreme wildlife and pollinator beneficial shrubs! Its native habitat spans coastal plains and thickets to swamp margins where it is largely ignored by deer. This adaptable plant can put up with occasional wet soils and dry soils alike, once established. Pop them into Rain Gardens to manage runoff, or use in Waterwise Xeriscapes with aplomb.

Planting and Application:

For year-round cover and privacy - add, replace or augment your home's foundation plantings with this showy selection! They stay trim and naturally tidy; rarely needing pruning! Run them in a long, low hedge at the front of your shrub border for a sophisticated, low-maintenance look. Space them 30 inches apart on center for a solid planting - stagger a second and third rows to create a mass planting.

Ideal in groupings for wildlife and pollinator habitats, anchor a butterfly garden or bird-friendly shelterbelt with these versatile shrubs! You could also use Raulston's Hardy Viburnum as a backdrop for your perennial or cottage border. Many people consider it an alternative to Boxwood, as it serves the same kind of purpose to define your garden design. Tuck into Rock Gardens & Moon Gardena or Rain Gardens alike, use as street-side plantings, along paths and driveways or divide your front yard from the busy street!

  • Clusters of Lovely White Blooms
  • Glossy Semi-Evergreen Leaves
  • Glorious Purple Fall Color & Blue-Black Berries for Songbirds
  • Compact Form Easily Fits Modern Lots
  • Wet/Dry Conditions, Hedges, Erosion, Specimens & Foundations

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant this Viburnum variety in either full sun or partial shade with at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. They will adapt to most soils without fuss. Resistant to deer and rabbits; it also tolerates dry soil, wet soil, heat, humidity, salt and clay soil. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system, especially in drier conditions, then pull it away from touching the stems. Prune to shape as needed after the first flush of flowers is finished. Remove crossing branches and any branches that may be damaged, trim at a 45-degree angle.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Once Established Tolerates Moist to Dry Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune After Flowering & Mulch Roots Well
  • Clay Soil & Juglone Tolerant
  • Tolerant of Mild Coastal (Saline) Conditions & Rarely Bothered by Deer

Order the fantastic Raulston's Hardy Viburnum today and enjoy all the benefits a versatile and adaptable native cultivar can provide you and your landscape! You'll love hardy ornamentals delivered to your doorstep by NatureHills.com!

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
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100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
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Raulston's Hardy Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum obovatum 'Raulston's Hardy'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Adaptable to Most Soils
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Semi-Evergreen
Fall Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes