Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full shade, full sun, partial shade
East facing, north facing, south facing, west facing
Position in border:
Back, middle


Acidic / Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Viburnums are grown for ornamental flowers, fragrance, autumn colour and clusters of bright berries, varying in colour from blue, red or black. Growing several in the same area will encourage a good display of berries.

Viburnum davidii bears flat, white flower heads in May, followed by metallic berries (on female plants), which complement its striking dark green, veined leaves. It's a compact, evergreen shrub and forms a low dome, making an attractive ground cover plant for the front of the border or beneath taller shrubs, in sun or partial shade. An evergreen viburnum, Viburnum davidii looks good all year round.

The variety 'Angustifolium' is particularly attractive, bearing fragrant white flower heads, followed by metallic blue berries. Grow it in full sun to partial shade. There's little need to prune, simply cut back stems to retain its neat dome shape.

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Advice on buying Viburnum davidii

  • Creeping phlox comes in a range of flowering colours, so make sure you choose the right colour for the spot you have in mind
  • Always buy from a reputable company to ensure the plants grow strongly
  • Check plants for signs of damage and disease before planting

Where to buy creeping phlox Viburnum davidii

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Viburnum ‘Angustifolium’ and wildlife

Viburnum ‘Angustifolium’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Viburnum ‘Angustifolium’ poisonous?

Viburnum ‘Angustifolium’ has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Is not known to attract People
Plants that go well with Viburnum 'Angustifolium'