Viburnum dentatum L.

Arrow-wood Viburnum, Arrow-wood

Family: Adoxaceae

Genus: Viburnum

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 2 to 8

Size: 6 to 10' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Typically a multi-stemmed shrub. White flowers in flat clusters in late spring followed by blue-black berries. Dark glossy green leaves to 4" long, oval and toothed. Some autumn color, yellow to orange and red.



Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 268 in 1753.

PlantList shows it as unresolved but other sources list it as accepted (LinnTyp, ARS-Grin, ITIS).

Native to eastern Canada and the eastern and central US.

The stems were used to make the shafts for arrows - hence the common name.


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