Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Arrowwood

Viburnum dentatum
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: White
Fall Color: Orange, Red, Yellow
Hardy From Zone: 2
Hardy To Zone: 8

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Nesting, Food/Birds, Food/Small Animals
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

6 to
10
feet

Spread:

6 to
10
feet
Size
Height: 6 to
10
feet
Spread: 6 to
10
feet
Size
Height: 6 to
10
feet
Spread: 6 to
10
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Background plant in native gardens. Use as a tall hedge, in shrub borders, screens and bird gardens.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows easily in average, medium wet, well-drained soil. Very winter hardy, vigorous and reliable. Prune immediately after flowering since flower buds form in summer for the following year.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Flat-topped clusters of white flowers in late spring are followed by blue-black, berry-like fruit, which are very attractive to birds and wildlife. Glossy, dark green leaves turn yellow, orange or red in fall. Leaves smell sour.

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