Southern Arrowwood

Viburnum dentatum

Southern Arrowwood, scientifically known as Viburnum dentatum, is a versatile deciduous shrub native to North America. It is cherished for its clusters of creamy white flowers, vibrant blue-black berries, and attractive foliage..

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: This shrub is native to eastern and central North America, ranging from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Size: Typically grows to a height of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) with a similar spread, forming a rounded, multi-stemmed habit.
Sun: Full sun to shade.
Watering: Regular watering, especially during dry spells or during fruit development, is important.
Growth Rate:
Soil: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil is ideal. It is adaptable to various soil types, including clay and sandy soils.
Pruning: Prune for shape and structure in late winter or early spring. Remove dead or diseased branches as needed.
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Southern Arrowwood is a valuable resource for wildlife, providing nectar for pollinators and berries for birds. Its extensive root system makes it effective in stabilizing soil, making it a suitable choice for erosion-prone areas. Gamebirds, songbirds and small mammals. Attracts Eastern Bluebird, Northern Flicker, Gray Catbird, and American Robin.
Notes: Suckers freely from the base


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