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Little Ditty Viburnum

An exceptional dwarf viburnum that is a puffball of creamy white, fragrant flowers in late spring. Handsome, glossy foliage gives this shrub a sophisticated presence in the garden even when it is not in bloom.Prefers moist, well-drained soils but will tolerate wet ones. Struggles in hot, dry conditions. Dwarf variety needs little pruning. Fertilize in spring if desired.

Lil’ Ditty is capable of developing attractive berries, however, it is the only selection of this type that is widely available on the market, so finding a suitable pollinator is difficult. Fortunately, the flowers, high-quality foliage, and useful dwarf habit of Lil’ Ditty is enough to make it worthy of planting in your landscape or garden, even if no companion is around for fruit to form.

I grow this viburnum in good soil and poor soil, no irrigation. It looks good always, smooth nice foliage. I live in the woods, and deer do not bother it, and it does not attract insect pests.
(Naked Witherod) Cute and compact is what Viburnum LIL’ DITTY® is all about. This easy to grow dwarf viburnum stands 12-24 inches tall and wide creating a ball shaped habit. In the spring large, lacy white blooms over take the bright green foliage. In the fall LIL’ DITTY® has green berries that emerge, they take on the colors of red, blue, and pink. We recommend using a pollinator from the Viburnum nundun family, such as BRANDYWINE™. LIL’ DITTY® attracts birds in the fall and winter as they indulge on the sweet berries. Viburnum LIL’ DITTY® is native to the United States and is resistant to deer. Planted in full sun to part shade, LIL’ DITTY® works great in mass, as a specimen, lined in a row as a border or in container designs. A PROVEN WINNERS® COLORCHOICE® Flowering Shrub.

Love this cutie of a viburnum. Thus is my third time to purchase it. Looks stellar when it establishes itself. And I always receive very healthy plants. No dead twigs like I’ve received from.another supplier which charges much much more. ,Hirts is great..
‘Little Ditty’ is a new dwarf cultivar ofViburnum, whose lovely late spring flowers bespeckle a compact mound of foliage. Fruit is attractive to wildlife, and persists from summertime into the winter, providing prolonged interest even after foliage has dropped. Adaptable to a wide diversity of conditions.

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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.

Ornamental shrub featuring excellent spring flowers, fall color and fall-winter fruit. Mass, groups or specimen/accent. Shrub borders, foundations, hedges or roadside plantings. Water garden peripheries. Naturalized areas.
Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates a wide range of soils including boggy ones. For best cross-pollination and subsequent fruit display, plant shrubs in groups rather than as single specimens. Prune as needed in late fall or early spring.No serious insect or disease problems. Occasional insect pests include aphids, borers, nematodes, scale and thrips. Occasional disease problems include anthracnose, leaf spots and powdery mildew.

Fluffy white flowers and glossy foliage are appealing, but there’s more to this plant. If planted near another variety of V. cassinoides it will also produce berries in the fall.
That small size makes it appealing at your local garden center, too. Viburnum are awesome, but many are a bit awkward as young container plants and may not hold appeal at retail, but this tidy little plant does.

It’s a bit too dry in our neck of the woods for fireworks, which is just fine because most places are opting out anyway. No large gatherings, you know… It remains to be seen if this means a more robust display of people setting off noisy bottle rockets and such this weekend, much to the chagrin of dogs everywhere. Here’s an idea – how about we all just wave some sparklers around and then dunk them in a bucket of water when we’re done?
Better yet, celebrate by trying out a new native plant or two! I’m not a native plant purist, but I do like to try new things in my garden, and the expanding palette of native plant genera in garden centers gives me lots of fun new things to try. This little viburnum is on my shortlist (no pun intended).

Lil’ Ditty® Viburnum cassinoides is a fun little plant that’s ideal for gardens and landscapes of any size. It’s just 1-2′ tall and wide, so it fits easily into just about any space.The Plant of the Week is written by Jane Beggs-Joles, Samantha Huisman, and blog administrator Natalie Carmolli for Spring Meadow Nursery and the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Brand. View all posts by pwccgardenpr Some will argue that V. cassinoides is a subspecies of V. nudum (Viburnum are notoriously species-fluid). I’m not wading into that nomenclature fight, but you may find that V. nudum flowers at slightly different time, so don’t count on it being a great pollinator for V. cassinoides. That said, Lil’ Ditty can still stand on its own with those gorgeous spring flowers and its tidy little habit. Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look: Purchased 6 Spring 2021. Planted in full North Carolina sun. Did they burn? You bet. Figured wouldn’t survive. Barely watered them. Spring 2022 they all came back, although puny, and two each had one flower. Leaves didn’t burn. Sigh. Spring 2023 they are all strong and healthy, all covered in glossy green leaves and beautiful white flowers. So there. Hello! We’re sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with your viburnum. Our horticulture expert has a few recommendations. Make sure that the plant is receiving enough water. Also, we highly recommend watering early in the morning or in the evening avoiding getting water on the leaves. Getting water on the leaves during the hottest part of the day will increase the burn. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to further assist you. Happy Gardening!I ordered 8 of these. They arrived small, with brown edges or spots on most leaves. I contacted customer service and was told it was just sunburn. The plant says it likes full sun. Kind of doubt any of these will flourish. Bummed.I order a fair amount of specific landscape plants because I’m choosy as to ultimate size and micro climate needs & was pleasantly surprised as to the overall size, quality and health of your plant. Thank you !

Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as “maximum spacing”: if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

This is a beautiful, almost dwarf viburnum that blooms in mid-spring with a marvelous fragrance. It requires little care, no trimming, and the blooms last almost a month. Good choice for a sunny foundation planting. Very attractive in the right setting.

One of only a few dwarf varieties of this hardy shrub, Lil’ Ditty grows to no more than 2 feet high and wide. It can grow in full or partial sun, so you can tuck it into corners, line a garden bed or patio with several, or plant it in a container. No matter where you place it, be sure you can get close enough to enjoy its fragrant white flowers that emerge in late spring.It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.