male plants of Viburnum davidii

Maire O\’Leary asked 11 years ago
I bought 4 Viburnum davidii plants last year and I was assured that one of them was male. Unfortunately, I don’t think that is the case as I didn’t get any blue berries. The plants didn’t flower very abundently – the flowers were small and seemed closed. They are in good soil/dappled shade and seem to be doing well.My question is how do I ensure that I get a male plant and is 1 male to 4 female a good enough ratio to get berries?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The Viburnum davidii plants may not have quite settled in yet. Sometimes shrubs need a couple of years to become established well before they flower. While this viburnum can take some shade, it does not like to be dripped upon too much.

As regards flowering, this viburnum does need male and female plants and one male can easily pollinate a dozen female plants as the pollen is carried by bees and other insects.