Hinton Ampner Garden

Viburnum davidii

David's Viburnum


North Front of the House and opposite The Temple


An evergreen shrub with long, leathery, dark green leaves grwoing to about 1m. Heads of small white flowers appear in spring, followed by vibrant dark blue/black fruit in autumn and winter but plants of both sexes are required to obtain fruits.

Site and Care:

Flourishing in full sun through to shade it will tolerate most soils other than very wet soils and is well suited to chalk. Avoid planting in extremely hot dry conditions. Prune in summer, after flowering but take out old and dead wood in winter. Cut stems back to strong shoots or to the base as required to keep the plant neat. Mulch annually. Propogate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or hardwood cuttings in winter or seed.