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Viburnum davidii

Common Name(s):
David viburnum
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

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.

Height:
3-5 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, leathery dark blue-green leaves; 2 to 6 in. long; variable fall color: dull crimson, orange-red or purple
Flower:
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.
Zones:
7b to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil. Plant to protect from summer leaf scorch.
Texture:
Coarse to medium
Form:
Compact, rounded dense habit
Width:
3-5 ft.
Tags:
foundation, deciduous, birds, hedge, butterflies, showy, winter interest, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1821

Viburnum davidii Form
pegandum, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Viburnum davidii Flowers
Deborah Hollister, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Viburnum davidii Blue drupe fruits on red stems
Tim Walker, CC BY - 2.0