Arrow Wood Viburnum
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Arrow-wood viburnum - Viburnum dentatum
A native of the northeastern quarter of the U.S. and into southern Canada, this member of the honeysuckle family is known as arrow-wood because the indigenous tribes of these areas used the strong, straight stems as shafts for their arrows. Today, this mounded shrub is much prized for its value as a landscape showpiece and is grown throughout North America, thriving in hardiness zones three through eight. Arrow-wood viburnum produces copious clusters of creamy white blossoms, which mature over the summer into large, blue-black berries in the Spring. These traits make it an excellent planting to attract wildlife, especially birds, butterflies and other pollinators, and small mammals like squirrels and chipmunks. In the fall, the saw-toothed leaves turn vibrant shades of yellow, red, or purple, adding late-season interest to the landscaping.
Though arrow-wood viburnum can tolerate a wide variety of growing conditions, care should be given to selecting its location as it can potentially grow quite large. Depending on how it is maintained, an arrow-wood shrub can reach up to fifteen feet in height and spread. It is also a fairly fast-growing variety, adding up to two feet in height and diameter per year. Arrow-wood viburnum does prefer full sun, but can tolerate partial shade as long as it receives at least four full hours of sunlight per day. It can also adapt to a wide variety of soil conditions from sand to clay and acidic to alkaline. For best results, however, plant arrow-wood viburnum in loamy soil with a neutral or slightly acidic pH and water regularly until established. These shrubs require relatively little maintenance, especially if an informal, mounded shape is desired. To create a more compact shape, prune the shrub back in the spring or early summer, after it has blossomed. When plants are mature, maintain them by cutting back weak or winter-damaged stems early each spring, before new growth appears.
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