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Viburnum x globosum

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dirr

Viburnum x globosum 'Jermyns Globe'

A chance seedling of V. x globosum (V. davidii x V. calvum) found at Hillier with similar characteristics of the hygrid with the following exceptions.  'Jermyns globe' is extremely dense and more rounded in habit, and although it can achieve a 10x10' size, it can easily be maintained at a smaller size.  Rather than having the 3 distinct veins of V. x globosum (from its V. davidii parent), its leaves have a central midvein with vein pairs branching from there.  Dark green, evergreen leaves are undulating and wavy.  Dull white flowers on 2-3" cymes from pink buds are non-fragrant.  Fruits are a blue, ¼" long, narrow oval and quite persistent, still visible the following spring.  Exhibits good shade tolerance but is sun adaptable.  Zone 6

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Growing and Maintenance Tips

Don't let the ultimate size of this plant intimidate you.  It can be easily maintained at a smaller size. 


8-10 Feet


8-10 Feet

Viburnum x globosum 'Jermyns Globe' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Compact
  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Shade tolerant

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Bright blue
  • Persistant
  • Abundant and showy

Winter foliage

  • Evergreen