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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.

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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.


5 Feet


6 Feet

Viburnum davidii Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Shade or Part Sun

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Bright blue

Native to

  • China

Winter foliage

  • Evergreen