Showy White Flowers During Spring & Easy Care
The delicate white blooms on this evergreen shrub are the perfect way to easily liven up your landscape all year long! Mrs Schiller’s Delight Viburnum shrub is a small, neat, semi-evergreen shrub that is densely vegetated with a twiggy crown.
Viburnum obovatum features small dark green leaves and a showy flowering bloom period in early spring followed by small bursts of fragrant flower clusters occurring nearly year round. The bloom times make it an excellent plant to show in your front yard. It has dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The small glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the autumn giving it excellent fall color.
The creamy white flowers will light up any landscape and the foliage color stays green year-round. Following the flowers are bright red fruit or red berries that attract birds and other wildlife. This dwarf shrub is a native plant from North America and commonly seen in areas of the South including Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Mrs. Schiller’s is also an excellent specimen or foundation plant. It can also be left as an unpruned, natural hedge or screen plant or can be used in a more formal garden/landscape. It is also known for being extremely useful in difficult areas to plant in such as parking lots, roads, power line rights-of-way, and highway medians.
EVERGREEN VIBURNUM PLANT CARE
This flowering shrub grows to be 2-5 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide. It is a dwarf version of Walter viburnum. Grow this cold hardy shrub across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-9.
Little shaping is required as it naturally forms a ball shape with its green foliage. You can train it to grow as a small tree. It is fast growing too.
The Mrs Schiller’s Delight is a dwarf shrub that is drought tolerant and prefers well drained soils (it does not like wet soils). Grows best in full sun to part shade.
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Our packaging method will ensure your plant arrives safely.
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Once your Mrs Schiller's Delight Viburnum order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!
MRS. SCHILLER’S DELIGHT VIBURNUM CARE:
Mrs. Schiller’s Delight Viburnum prefers full sun or partial shade. Heavier shade is tolerated, but flower production is stronger with more sun. It is adaptable to most average, soggy to well-drained soils. It has proven to be quite drought tolerant, but water regularly until established and during times of heavier drought.
It maintains its compact, mounded shape naturally but can be sheared annually after it’s flowering season to contain growth and promote rejuvenated foliage. In colder climates, the Mrs. Schiller’s will remain semi-evergreen. In the southern climates, a purplish tone after heavier frost is common.
When planting as a hedge, space the centers of this Viburnum every 3 to 4 feet.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Mrs. Schiller’s Delight Viburnum, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
They appear very healthy but are very small for the price.
Hello Gail, Thank you so much for your honest feedback. While there may have been a smaller group of them, they should grow quickly this spring. If you'd like we can send you over some complimentary fertilizer as well.
Very happy with plant received, thriving nicely in garden.
I have ordered 5 Mrs. Schiller's Viburnum and all are thriving. All 5 were carefully packed and shipped and arrived in great shape ready to plant.
Ordered 6 plants and they showed up in great condition. Would buy again. Dave