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David Viburnum, David's Viburnum

Viburnum davidii

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: davidii (duh-VID-ee-eye) (Info)
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Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Vincent, Alabama

Clarkston, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Roswell, Georgia

Rosalia, Kansas

Ashland, Oregon

Brookings, Oregon

Grants Pass, Oregon

Comerio, Puerto Rico

Sumter, South Carolina

Brentwood, Tennessee

Lexington, Virginia

Concrete, Washington

East Port Orchard, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 20, 2014, yodecat from Dallas, TX wrote:

Well drained sunny to bright light planted in the peculiar fast-draining clay we have. Fed dried fish on initial planting, quarterly feeding with a balanced fertilizer with trace elements.

No problems with insects or disease. Not spectacular but pretty all year.


On Aug 16, 2013, debylutz from San Diego, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I believe this plant is evergreen.


On Nov 27, 2011, BarbaraParis from Comerio, PR (Zone 11) wrote:

It grows very well here in Puerto Rico. They grow naturally and some people treat them as weeds. I think they are lovely. I love the foliage, the flowers and the berries.


On Jan 9, 2009, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have admired this diminutive evergreen viburnum from afar for many years (I live in KY, and admired the plant in Germany). I have recently been able to observe this plant in the US during a winter trip to Seattle.

It is still a fine little shrub, but I have gained even more admiration for its durability. I had thought it to be one of those "hot house rose" type plants that needed a lot of TLC. Absolutely not.

This viburnum is quite the utility plant around the city of Seattle, occupying ignominious positions in parking lot islands and the like. I have much more appreciation for its toughness - see pictures posted to this entry.

Someday, I'll procure this plant for my central KY property, and I'll see what it can do in Ohio River valley hea... read more


On Jul 9, 2002, marzenna wrote:

Viburnum davidii is definitly an evergreen ground cover