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Viburnum davidii (David viburnum)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viburnum davidii

Other names

David viburnum

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Species

V. davidii - V. davidii is a compact spreading evergreen shrub, with deep green, leathery leaves and flattened heads of small white flowers followed by 'metallic' blue-black berries.


Viburnum davidii is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Toxicity

The fruit can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific pests

Viburnum beetle , Viburnum whitefly Viburnum beetle , Viburnum whitefly

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation

Best to sow seed in a cold frame in autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Viburnum davidii (David viburnum) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grows in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Viburnum davidii

Other names

David viburnum

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Species

V. davidii - V. davidii is a compact spreading evergreen shrub, with deep green, leathery leaves and flattened heads of small white flowers followed by 'metallic' blue-black berries.

Native to

Western China

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Toxicity

The fruit can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific pests

Viburnum beetle , Viburnum whitefly

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation

Best to sow seed in a cold frame in autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viburnum davidii (David viburnum) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grows in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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