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Lil Ditty® Viburnum

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8
  • Height 1-2 Feet Tall
  • Spread 1-2 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun

You might want to burst into song (A lil ditty about Jack and Diane) once you plant this ‘Lil Ditty’ viburnum! The new growth is reddish bronze on a long, glossy leaves then bursts into flat topped flowers with a wonderful fragrance that drifts across the landscape! And you may not know but pollinators “smell” a flower before they see it, so be prepared for a host of pollinators visiting your garden.

As an added bonus the fruits are a kaleidoscope of color ranging from green to pinkish rose but then turn blue to black many all at the same time on the same fruit cluster! The birds will have a hard time deciding which one to eat first! Fall color is fabulous with orange, golds and reds all on the same branch.

Lil Ditty Viburnum Care

Viburnums prefer full sun for best color and flowering but will tolerate some light shade. Water it well while it is being established then water as needed during dry periods. Since ‘Lil Ditty’ blooms on old wood there is no need to prune it unless there is a crossed or broken branch. A slow release fertilizer is always a good choice for viburnums. ‘Lil Ditty’ is cold hardy and heat tolerant from Zone 3a to 8b.

Lil Ditty Viburnum Spacing

Because these plants only get 1-2 feet wide, you can plant these as close as 12 inches apart on center to create a short garden border. These are also great in mass plantings.

Viburnum cassinoides 'SMNVCDD' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Flower Color(s): Creamy White
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 1-2 Feet
Spread: 1-2 Feet
Spacing: 1-2 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Viburnum cassinoides 'SMNVCDD' USPP 27,549
Common Name: Lil Ditty® Viburnum
Brand: Proven Winners®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

  • Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
  • What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
  • Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
    • The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at


  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Fall into Winter

  • We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


  • Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

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.

1 Review - Lil Ditty® Viburnum Show Reviews

  • 5
    Lil ditty viburnum

    Posted by Bob on May 3rd 2020

    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.