Arrowwood Viburnum, Viburnum dentatum

Arrowwood Viburnum

Viburnum dentatum

Benefits:
Sun Shade:
Bloom Time: Late spring/Early Summer
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5
Soil Conditions: Clay, Loam
Soil Moisture: Medium
Color: White
Fragrance: No
Height: 6-10 feet
Spacing: 6-10 feet


Description

Arrowwood Viburnum, Viburnum dentatum, is an upright, rounded, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub which typically matures to 6-10 feet tall with a similar spread, but may reach a height of 15 feet in optimum growing conditions. White flowers in flat-topped corymbs appear in late spring. Flowers give way to blue-black, berry-like drupes which are quite attractive to birds and wildlife. Ovate, toothed, glossy dark green leaves. Variable fall color ranges from drab yellow to attractive shades of orange and red. The woody root system is shallow and branching, sometimes producing underground runners that form clonal offsets.

Habitats include thinly wooded slopes, openings in bottomland woodlands, woodland borders, streambanks, and fence rows. This shrub is cultivated throughout the state as an ornamental landscape plant, although it rarely seems to escape

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist loams, but tolerates a wide range of soils. Established plants have some drought tolerance.

Plant Notes and Herbal Uses
  Exceedingly winter hardy, vigorous and reliable.
  Unpleasantly scented flowers.
  Prune as needed immediately after flowering.
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