Viburnum dentatum

Common name: Arrowwood Viburnum

Native plant

An eastern US viburnum that has been introduced in the Chicago area. Blooms in May with clusters of white flowers. Like most viburnums, it needs only a few hours of sun to do well. However, it will grow in full sun on good garden soil. Fruit is blue and devoured by birds during fall migration. Fall color is maroon-red. I use this plant frequently in tree/shrub borders on 3-4‘ centers. Arrowwood can get leggy, but this can be prevented if it is pruned to the ground every couple of years.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



Lightly compacted soils, Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant, Floodplain

Growth form


General information

Mature height
8 Feet
Mature width
5 Feet
Max height
12 Feet
Max width
8 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color
Red Orange Yellow

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot

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