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Viburnum dentatum (Southern Arrow Wood)

Southern Arrowwood, American Arrow Wood, Arrow Wood


Vigorous and reliable, Viburnum dentatum (Southern Arrow Wood) is an attractive multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a profusion of flat clusters packed with creamy-white flowers in late spring to late summer. Attractive to butterflies, bumblebees, and other native bees, they are followed by blue-black berries that are devoured by birds and wildlife. Its slender, elongate and ascending branches are clothed with ovate, coarsely toothed, lustrous dark green leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm). They warm up to shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. Native to eastern North America, Southern Arrow Wood occurs naturally in low alluvial woods on terraces and wooded slopes. Incredibly cold hardy, this viburnum species prefers moist, well-drained soils. Southern Arrow Wood is an excellent species for wildlife food and habitat, landscape, and beautification. It makes a lovely hedge or screen and is an absolute must in bird gardens.

  • Grows up to 6-10 ft. tall and wide (180-300 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in average, acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full shade as well as a wide range of soil conditions, including wet sites and some dryness as well.
  • Goor for shrub borders, hedges and screens or foundation plantings. Great for open woodland gardens.
  • Low maintenance, this plant has no serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for whiteflies or the viburnum leaf beetle.
  • Prune as needed immediately after flowering.
  • Propagated either by seed or softwood cuttings.
  • Native to the Eastern United States and Canada from Maine south to Northern Florida and Eastern Texas.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 72" – 120" (180cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 72" – 120" (180cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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