Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)

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Description

Type: Deciduous shrub

Family: Adoxaceae

Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet

Spread: 6.00 to 10.00 feet

Native Range: Eastern North America including Missouri

Site Requirements:

Soil: All types

Water: Medium

Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade

Tolerates: Clay soil, Black walnut

Landscape use: Hedge, wildlife habitat. A large ornamental shrub for parks or large lawns. Good selection for growing in wet soils either in low spots or near water.

Brief Description: An upright, rounded, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub,  non-fragrant white flowers in flat-topped clusters (to 4″ diameter) appear in late spring. Flowers give way to blue-black, berry-like drupes which are quite attractive to birds and wildlife. Variable fall color ranges from drab yellow to attractive shades of orange and red. Native Americans reportedly used the straight stems of this shrub for arrow shafts, hence the common name.

Wildlife Benefits: Attracts birds and butterflies

Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.

Stand out Features: Small showy white blooms

 

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Additional information

Common Name

arrowwood viburnum

Scientific Name

Viburnum dentatum

Native Range

Eastern North America

Zone

2 to 8

Height

6.00 to 10.00 feet

Spread

6.00 to 10.00 feet

Bloom Time

May to July

Bloom Description

White

Sun

Full sun to part shade

Water

Medium

Maintenance

Low

Suggested Use

Hedge

Flower

Showy

Attracts

Birds, Butterflies

Fruit

Showy

Tolerate

Clay Soil, Black Walnut