• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Late spring to early summer, followed by ornamental fruit.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BUR-num den-TAY-tum
    Plant type:Perennial, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late spring to early summer, followed by ornamental fruit.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Astilbe (Astilbe); Phlox (Phlox); Bee Balm (Monarda)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Highly adaptable to a wide variety of soil types; prefers moist and well-drained. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.Pruning time: summer, immediately after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This selection of arrowood viburnum originated from Spring Meadow Nursery exclusively introduced by Monrovia Nursery. Viburnum dentatum species is native to and widespread in the eastern United States from Maine to Florida and west to Iowa and eastern Texas, where their habitat includes open woods, woodland margins, and stream banks. Though mostly found in loamy, neutral to acidic soils with ample moisture, arrowwood viburnum is highly adaptable to a wide range of conditions, and grows in dry to fairly wet soils.
    Lore:
    Widely distributed in eastern North America, the strong, straight stems of native Viburnum dentatum shrubs were reportedly used as arrow shafts by several Native American tribes, hence the common name Arrowwood.

Stories

NEW
5 Ways to Use Viburnums in the Landscape
Viburnums. Why are we all not planting more hedges and massing these wonderfully versatile shrubs? They hold their own in every season from the lacecap or snowball types of spring...
New for 2017: Low Effort, High Reward
2017 is all about making life in the garden that much easier, and by default, that much more fun. Whether you're just starting a garden, potting up a few large...

More Blog Posts >