• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Ornamental Berries
    Blooms:
    Spring flowers followed by fall fruit.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num day-VID-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring flowers followed by fall fruit.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasThe metallic blue fruit of this small evergreen shrub is a fine, showy characteristic. Plant a row along the front walk or use a small group as an accent next to the door where you will be able to enjoy the year-round handsome look.
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Magnolia (Magnolia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Hosta (Hosta)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.