Viburnum dentatum

Arrowwood Viburnum

An upright, rounded deciduous shrub, the Arrowwood Viburnum typically matures between 6 and 10 feet tall and roughly the same width, which makes it an ideal plant for hedging. Under optimum growing conditions, the shrub can reach a height of 15 feet, so it could potentially be pruned into an effective privacy screen as well.

In late spring, the plant produces non-fragrant white flowers, which give way to blue-black, berry-like drupes which attract birds and other wildlife. The Arrowwood Viburnum has ovate glossy dark green leaves with slightly serrated margins. Fall colors range from yellow to orange and red. The plant is native to North America and is widespread throughout many of the eastern states. The plant’s common name comes from the fact that Native Americans used the straight stems of the species for arrow shafts.

Deer Resistance: YES
Sunset Heat Zones: 5 - 9 and 14 - 24 (I can’t find the zone for this genus, only others…)
USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 8
Watering Requirements: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Size: Up to 10’ height and 10’ width
Sun/Shade: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Pest/Disease Issues: No serious pest or disease problems