Lil Ditty® Witherod Viburnum

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If you've been a gardener for any length of time, you've probably heard the old saying There is a plant for every place and a place for every plant. We firmly believe that is true here at Nature Hills. The Lil Ditty® Witherod Viburnum (Viburnum cassinoides 'SMNVCDD'). Have a garden next to the woodland? Lil Ditty® is unappetizing to the deer herd that lives there and comes out to graze every evening.

It paints the floor of your garden beds and borders in bold texture, fragrance and color. The bright green, arrow-shaped foliage is covered in large puffy balls of creamy-white, powerfully scented flowers! The blooms are followed by masses of small berries that start out green and through the seasons turn from pink to red to nearly black by the fall. The fruit and flowers are more abundant if you have more than one Viburnum nearby for pollination. Unfortunately, there is no other suitable variety available on the market, so plant multiple Lil Ditty® close to each other for best fruiting.

Lil' Ditty® grows in compact mounds only 24 tall, so pruning isn't necessary. It fits into any landscape and is a reliable food source for local birds and small mammals. These sweet and petite little deciduous shrubs have everything we adore about Viburnums in a compact, space-saving size are hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3-8, you'll enjoy these cold hardy ornamental flowering bushes!

Planting and Application:

Fantastic facer shrubs for lining garden edges and before your home's foundation plantings. Low enough as border edging to ease the transition between lawn and garden, pathways and driveways gets the royal treatment! The shiny dark foliage gleams in perennial and cottage gardens, and they are the perfect additions to pollinator beds for your butterflies and bees!

Gorgeous in large containers and planters around your seating areas, decorating your front porch, or even balcony! A pair decorating your front door, or on either side of your front steps will boost the cheer brought to your home curb appeal! Tolerant of wet and moist soils, these little wonders thrive in the Rain Garden and at the base of where the gutters often drain.

  • Scented Spring Flowers Look Like Frothy White Fizz
  • Dwarf Sized Shrub & Glossy Dark Green Foliage
  • Attracts Songbirds & Pollinators
  • Native Shrub, Xeric & Tolerates Moist to Wet Soils
  • Edging, Specimen, Containers & Small-Size Garden Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This variety of easy-care Viburnum will perform in either full sun or part shade. It needs at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. Well-drained soil is best. Elevate your shrubs in a raised bed if your soil retains water. Thereafter, provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis. Mulch over the root system to cut down on surface evaporation.

Prune after flowering, as the shrub blooms on old wood. Renewal prune to remove the largest thickest stems from the ground every few years, leaving the young stems in place to flower nicely for you next spring.

  • Grows in Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moist Soil & Mulch
  • Low Maintenance & Low Growing - No Pruning Required
  • Prune to Deadhead After Flower
  • Deer Don't Prefer The Taste & Juglone Resistant

Gleaming foliage, space-saving size and gorgeous fizzy blooms, the Lil Ditty® Witherod Viburnum is the perfect little flowering shrub for you! The old adage is true about there being a place for every plant - and the place for Lil' Ditty® is in your garden! Order several from Nature Hills Nursery today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Lil' Ditty® Viburnum Produce Fruit?

Lil' Ditty® Viburnums will produce very few berries because there is not yet a pollinator on the market that is compatible with this shrub.

Does Lil' Ditty® Viburnum Bushes Spread?

The Lil' Ditty® Viburnum creates very few suckers. These are easily removed with annual pruning if they are not desired.

Do Lil' Ditty® Shrubs Lose Their Leaves in Winter?

Lil' Ditty® is a deciduous shrub that will drop its leaves each fall.

How tall is the Lil' Ditty® Viburnum?

The mature size of the Dwarf Lil' Ditty® in optimal conditions is around 12-24 inches in height and 1-4 feet in width.

Will Lil' Ditty® Viburnum grow in the shade?

This Viburnum needs to be planted in full shade and partial shade to achieve the strongest growth, best color, and flowering.

How do you care for a Viburnum Bush?

These are incredibly easy-care shrubs that need a sunny, moderately moist environment. Well-drained enriched soil and mulched beds are preferred.

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Lil Ditty® Witherod Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Viburnum cassinoides 'SMNVCDD'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 1 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Any Well-Drained Soil
Moisture Average to Moist
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Shiny Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering