Viburnum davidii, is known for its compact growth and striking evergreen foliage. Originating from western China, this shrub boasts glossy, dark green leaves arranged in pairs with serrated edges.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous or evergreen shrub with a dense, rounded crown and dark green leaves. It produces clusters of small, fragrant white or pink flowers followed by red or black berries.


The Produce

Later in the season, it graces the garden with small metallic blue-black berries, providing a valuable food source for local wildlife.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of small, fragrant white or pink flowers in spring and summer, followed by red or black berries.


The Leaves

They are arranged in opposite pairs along the stems and have a distinctive veined pattern.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The berries are eaten by birds.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental flowers and berries, as well as its use in hedging. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Viburnum is known for its attractive, fragrant flowers and its clusters of colorful berries, which add interest to gardens.

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