Let me preface today’s entry with a note that this blog will be coming to an end shortly. My Villages Chapter of The Florida Native Plant Society is starting a Facebook page. Facebook will be more interactive, allowing members of the group to post photos, ask questions of the group, share knowledge.
In my small yard, I have Dwarf Walter’s Viburnum (Viburnum obvatum ‘densa’) along the north side of the house. This compact variety may grow to 4’-5’ high and can be pruned to stay neat and tidy. Walter’s Viburnum (Viburnum obvatum) may grow as big as 27’. It is evergreen. In the spring it is covered in beautiful, fragrant white flowers. After flowering, it will get red berries that ripen to black and provide nourishment for lots of birds. It provides cover for birds and small mammals, and is hurricane wind resistant.
It is low maintenance, and once established, needs very little water.
Feb 10 – Walter’s Viburnum getting ready to bloom