David Viburnum

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Elegant and sophisticated, These handsomely low-slung, dark green shrubs work so beautifully in your landscape. Charming David Viburnum (Viburnum davidii) will appear fresh and clean and appealing all season. You'll love the visual effect of the elegant, textured foliage.

They look wonderful year-round, starting with tender pink buds in spring. They'll add a lovely sense of anticipation for the new growing season. They'll soon open to creamy-white, flat-topped flower cymes that are prominently held above the foliage. These nectar-rich blooms are composed of many dozens of tiny flowers. Jewel-toned hummingbirds, butterflies, and beneficial pollinators will enjoy them almost as much as you will! This is a helpful small shrub to feel proud of.

There are both male and female plants, so plant several to ensure pollination, Especially if you want to see the stunning blue fruit in fall. Plant with other David Viburnum in groups of 3s or 5s and you'll be treated to the fall display of fruit! Each large cluster starts off as intense pink, but quickly takes on a lacquered turquoise tone! Songbirds will appreciate your choice as well and arrive in flocks to carry these away for winter nourishment.

If you live in Zone 9, the thick, leathery foliage of these unique native shrubs will likely stay evergreen. In Zones 7 and 8, you may see beautiful burgundy fall color before the deeply veined leaves drop for the season. With their rugged nature, you'll enjoy a restful, beautiful blue-green color without working hard. You may never need to prune these superior petite shrubs.

Planting and Application:

These shade-loving bushes have a naturally trim, tidy, compact shape, creating a fantastic massed display. Use these versatile plants where you want to define your space with a cool ribbon of color. Brighten the shade garden with textured leaves and bright blooms, while covering wide areas with ease.

They make incredible low hedges along your property line. This diminutive Viburnum variety is perfectly suited for low hedges, mass plantings, and in foundation plantings. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Fill a larger area for a big impact, without hassle.

Set the stage for shady curb appeal with two on either side flanking your doorways or garden gates. As a mirrored pair, they'll more than double their impact. Try a row of them in a special garden bed to define your shady landscape. No need for a facer plant, as the growth remains full and lush all the way to the ground.

Plant two feet apart on center to create a solid screen, then simply add additional plants, staggered to the preceding row. Create a large checkerboard planting pattern spaced two feet apart on center. Mulch new mass plantings with pine straw or pine bark. Keep newly installed plantings weeded until the shrubs grow together and touch. Remove volunteer trees and pernicious weeds regularly. Then, just sit back and enjoy the easy-care formality of a low David Viburnum hedge.

  • Pink Flower Buds Open to Showy White Flower Clusters
  • Berries Start Electric Pink and Age to Metallic Turquoise Blue
  • Support Butterflies & Songbirds
  • Berries Held on Red Stems for Winter Interest
  • Exceptional, Dark Blue-Green Pointed Leaves are Narrow & Deeply Ribbed
  • Long, Low Mound for En Masse, Groundcover, Low Hedges & Foundations

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Like most Viburnum varieties, provide at least partial shade/part sun for the most fruit, however, this Viburnum is unique in that it can tolerate full shade! David Viburnum needs to be planted in well-drained soils. Use these in shaded or semi-shaded areas in the warmest climates. Carefully water your new shrub to get it established in your yard during its first season. After that, we recommend that you provide a regular schedule of supplemental water.

Wait until after the flowers are finished to correct any branching. Please plan for their eventual mature height and width to avoid pruning for size control. They flower on last year's growth, so don't delay too long to prune crossing or broken branches. Develop a pruning plan and avoid taking off too much...you'd hate to risk losing the gorgeous berries for the year. Instead, Renewal prune every 3 - 4 years by removing the oldest fattest stems to the ground and encouraging new growth still enjoy the berries. If you live in an area with heavy deer pressure, you'll want to apply deer repellent on the day you plant. Reapply according to the directions to protect your investment.

  • Grows in Part Shade to Full Shade
  • Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Provide Mulched Beds & Moderate, Regular Moisture
  • Prune After Flowering To Deadhead & Shape
  • Deer Don't Prefer The Taste & Juglone Resistant
  • Easy Care Plant with Year-Round Good Looks
  • Broad-Leaf Evergreen Shrub in Warmer Climates

Hurry and order the David Viburnum to up your landscape. You'll get designer style with very little effort, no matter if it's for your commercial or residential property. Add class and elegance to your shade gardens in the warm regions of the U.S. with the help of our expert nurseries at NatureHills.com!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the David Viburnum Produce Fruit?

The David will produce glossy metallic blue berries. Plant multiple Viburnum davidii to ensure pollination.

Do David Viburnum Bushes Spread?

The David Viburnum creates small thickets by producing suckers.

Do David Shrubs Lose Their Leaves in Winter?

David is a deciduous shrub that will drop its leaves each fall. In warmer climates, this shrub can be semi to fully evergreen.

How tall is the David Viburnum?

The mature size of the David in optimal conditions is around 2-3 feet in height and 3-4 in width.

Will David Viburnum grow in the shade?

This Viburnum needs to be planted in full shade and partial shade to achieve the strongest growth, best color, and flowering.

How do you care for a Viburnum Bush?

These are incredibly easy-care shrubs that need a sunny, moderately moist environment. Well-drained enriched soil and mulched beds are preferred.

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Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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David Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum davidii
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No