Answer: Sandankwa viburnums grow in excess of 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide. You cannot keep them only 2 1/2 feet wide, even if you pruned them hard every month. They simply will not conform to your narrow planting bed. If you want an evergreen hedge that remains less than 3 feet wide, plant Compact Walter?s viburnum (Viburnum obovatum) might be a better choice. It grows 4-6 feet tall and half as wide. This Florida native features a mass of small white flowers in early springtime then reblooms in autumn. New growth appears reddish and it grows more compactly than the tree viburnum. Red fruits ripen to black in the fall, attracting wildlife. In North Florida, it is semi-deciduous. It grows in a range of soils with many cultivars showing drought tolerance once established in the landscape. Many compact forms have been made and are available including Whorled Class, Mrs. Shiller?s Delight and Densa.
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