Viburnum davidii

Viburnum davidii (common name David viburnum) is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae[2] native to western China. Growing to 1.5 m (5 ft) tall and broad, it is an evergreen shrub with large, glossy, oval leaves up to 15 cm (6 in) long. Each leaf is deeply veined lengthwise with three curved lines. Round clusters of tiny white flowers are produced in late spring, followed in late summer and autumn by oval blue fruits. Both male and female plants are required to produce fruit.[3][4]

Viburnum davidii
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
V. davidii
Binomial name
Viburnum davidii

V. davidii is one of several plants commemorating the 19th century French missionary and botanist Père Armand David.[5]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[6][7]


  1. ^ "GRIN Taxonomy for Plants - Viburnum davidii". Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Clemson Cooperative Extension: HGIC 1075 Viburnum". Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  4. ^ "Missouri Botanical Garden - V. davidii". Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  5. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
  6. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Viburnum davidii". Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  7. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 107. Retrieved 17 February 2019.