- Common Name(s):
- David viburnum
David viburnum is a dependable low, compact, shrub with gorgeous leaves and attractive flowers and fruit for almost year-round interest. It tends to be evergreen but can be deciduous near the edge of its growing zones. Plant several male and female plants to get good cross-pollination you will have a great winter fruit display that will be relished by songbirds. Makes an effective hedge or natural screen, can be planted in boarders, or along foundations.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Evergreen or deciduous Bloom: Spring Fruit: Winter, blue
Wildlife Value: Fruit attracts birds as a winter food source. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Can suffer leaf scorch in hot summer locations.
- 3-5 ft.
- Opposite, simple, leathery dark blue-green leaves; 2 to 6 in. long; variable fall color: dull crimson, orange-red or purple
- Pink buds open creamy white on 2 to 3" cyme in spring; green fruit turns iridescent pink to red then metallic blue and black on red stems, quite striking; persists into winter.
- 7b to 9
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil. Plant to protect from summer leaf scorch.
- Coarse to medium
- Compact, rounded dense habit
- 3-5 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1821