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Arrowwood ViburnumFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)


Arrowwood is a native deciduous shrub that is native to much of the eastern U.S. and can be found in North Carolina in the Piedmont and mountain areas. In spring, small, white flowers mature in flat-topped clusters up to 4 inches wide. The shrub produces a bluish-black drupe that matures in late summer and early fall. More than one genetic strain needed for fruit set.
Viburnum dentatum flowers

Gardening Tips

Care Known Problems How to Harvest Mature Size Notes/Uses
Plant Arrowwood in moist well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade; It will tolerate a variety of soil and pH types n/a n/a Height: up to 15 feet Use along a stream, pond or bog, or use as a specimen, foundation shrub or hedge; The flowers and fruits will attract butterflies, bees and songbirds