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Viburnum dentatum 'Ralph Senior' Autumn Jazz®

An excellent hardy shrub for borders or hedges

The arrowwood viburnum is one of the hardiest and easiest to grow of all viburnums for the garden. This viburnum, which suckers from the base to form an upright to arching shape, will grow to a height of 6' to 8'. It is named arrowwood viburnum because Native Americans used the straight stems to make arrows. The white flowers with yellow anthers are borne in clusters 4" in diameter in late May; unfortunately, these flowers have no fragrance. The fruit is a drupe that is blue to black in color and is highly favored by birds. The lustrous, large-toothed green leaves of summer often turn red in autumn. Use arrowwood viburnum in the border or as an informal hedge. 

Viburnum dentatum
Arrowwood viburnum
Family: Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae)
Type: Deciduous tree/shrub

Mature Size:
5-8 feet

Shape:
upright
  Flower Color:
white
  Bloom Season:
May-June
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
3-8
attracts birds
native to the Midwest
  Landscape Use:
screen/hedge
bedding or border
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