• Viburnum dentatum - Arrowwood


    "Arrowwood is a native deciduous shrub that may grow 5 to 10 feet in height. It is native to much of the eastern USA and can be found in NC in the Piedmont and mountain areas. In spring, small, white flowers mature in flat-topped clusters up to 4 inches wide. The shrub produces a bluish-black drupe that matures in late summer and early fall. More than one genetic strain needed for fruit set.

    "Plant Arrowwood in moist well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. It will tolerate a variety of soil and pH types. Use along a stream, pond or bog, or use as a specimen, foundation shrub or hedge. The flowers and fruits will attract butterflies, bees and songbirds." (North Carolina Extension)

    Speyeria cybele on Viburnum dentatum, Huntley Meadows

    Works Cited


    1.  "Viburnum dentatum 'Ralph Senior', 2017, Autumn Jazz [Arrowwood Viburnum]" by F. D. Richards is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
    2. "Leaves and new growth" By R. A. Nonenmacher is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
    3. "Fruits" by David J. Stang is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

    North Carolina Extension plant description:  Viburnum Dentatum (Arrow-Wood Viburnum, Arrowwood Viburnum, Southern Arrowwood) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/viburnum-dentatum/. Accessed 10 Feb. 2022.

    Information and images compiled by Erik N. Vegeto

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