- Rounded shape with creamy white flowers
- Spectacular fall color display from yellow to glossy red or reddish-purple
- Provides food, cover, and nesting sites for birds
- Native to North America
- Grows 6' to 15' tall, 6' to 15' spread
- Zones 3 to 8
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 3 - 8
The Viburnum Arrowwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Viburnum Arrowwood falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Shrubs
6' - 15' High
The Viburnum Arrowwood grows to be 6' - 15' feet in height.
6' - 15' Spread
The Viburnum Arrowwood has a spread of about 6' - 15' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This Viburnum Arrowwood does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Viburnum Arrowwood grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
This Viburnum Arrowwood has irregular, rounded shape.
It forms dense thickets and provides excellent cover and nesting sites. Birds consume the abundant fruits. It attracts Red Admiral, Eastern Comma, Question Mark butterflies and is larval plant food for the spring azure butterfly and hummingbird moth.
The arrowwood viburnum is native from New Brunswick to Minnesota, south to Georgia.The name arrowwood comes from Native Americans using the strong shoots which developed from the roots for the shafts of their arrows.
The leaves are opposite, simple, suborbicular to ovate, 2-4 1/2" long, 1-4" wide, with a coarsely toothed margin as the botanical name implies, lustrous dark green in summer, sometimes without the sheen, yellow to glossy red to reddish-purple in the fall. Fall color will vary depending upon exposure, growing conditions and genetics within the species.
White with yellow stamens create a creamy colored small flower in 2-4", flat topped clusters (cymes)
May to early June .
blue to bluish black, 1/4" long, oval berries (drupes) ripening in late September through October
A multi-stemmed, rounded shrub with creamy white late spring or early summer flowers. Leaves are lustrous, dark green in summer changing to yellow to glossy red and reddish- purple in the fall. Flowers are followed by ½" blue-black berries that ripen in early fall. This shrub provides food, cover, and nesting sites for birds, and larval food for butterflies and moths. Grows 6'-15 high with a comparable spread. Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. (Zones 3-8)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.