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Viburnum davidii David Viburnum

Viburnum davidii

David Viburnum

Forms a compact mound, eventually a little wider than tall.  Leaves are long (3-6") and narrow, leathery, with a red petiole.  Pink buds open to non-fragrant white flowers in a dense 2-3" wide cyme.  Fruits are tubular in shape and bright blue like no other viburnum. Introduced in 1904 by E.H. Wilson.



USDA Hardiness Zone:

7

Additional:

Very similar to V. cinnamomifolium except it is much more compact in habit.  Fruit is a bright blue like no other Viburnum.

David Viburnum Growing and Maintenance Tips

Definately a plant suited to the coast of California and the Pacific Northwest.  Requires a cool, moist climate.  Marginally successful in the South and Southeast only if planted in acidic, moist, well drained soil and in the shade.  Planting of two plants will insure adequate fruiting.


Height:

5 Feet

Spread:

6 Feet

Viburnum davidii Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Habit

  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Shade or Part Sun

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No

Fruit

  • Bright blue

Native to

  • China

Winter foliage

  • Evergreen