'Yin' David Viburnum


Satisfy your need for handsome, high-quality foliage with Yin viburnum! This innovative new selection from Dr. Tom Ranney combines the timeless, sophisticated evergreen foliage of David viburnum with the heat tolerance of Chinese viburnum for a useful plant that goes well beyond its former mild-climate-only range. Thick, leathery leaves are deeply veined and are accompanied by white flowers in spring. If planted with companion Yang viburnum, you'll also look forward to amazing blue fruits. It's a true four-season beauty!

Available in better garden centers in spring 2021.

Top reasons to grow Yin viburnum:

  • More heat tolerant than David viburnum
  • Extremely attractive foliage looks great everywhere
  • Showy flowers and fruit in spring and summer
Produces Berries
Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Heat Tolerant


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Garden Height: 
 24 - 48 Inches
 48 Inches
 48 Inches
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Light Requirement: 
 Part Shade to Shade
 Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

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Blooms On: 
 Old Wood
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 Border Plant
 Cut Flower
 Good for Screening
 Mass Planting
 Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Viburnums are often used in landscaping around homes and make a nice hedge or edging.

Maintenance Notes: 

Viburnums are very low maintenance plants. They don't require regular pruning, though it's a good idea to remove very old stems each year after the plant has been established for several years, as old stems do not flower and fruit as abundantly as younger ones. Berry-producing viburnums like Yin and Yang should not be pruned at all; plant at least one of each within 50'/15.25m of one another to ensure a good fruit set on both. Note: even though Yin and Yang viburnums appear to be identical, it is essential to plant at least one of each selection if you want berries to develop. 

Plant in well-drained soil. Viburnums are quite shade tolerant, but habit, flowering, and fruiting will be best if the plant gets some sun. 

If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer. 

Yin® Viburnum   'NCVX2' USPP 33,479