Botanical Name: Viburnum dentatum
Common Name: Southern Arrowwood
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Height: 8-10 (15)' Spread: 6-15' Habit/Form: Rounded to vase shaped with spreading, arched branches Growth Rate: Medium to Fast Zone: 3-8
Cultural Requirements: Very adaptable in sun or shade in a wide variety of soil conditions, but prefers moist, well-drained soil. Shallow, fibrous root system benefits with a light layer of mulch. Renewal pruning and heading back may be necessary to keep this suckering plant in bounds.
Ornamental Characteristics: Lustrous to glossy dark green leaves turn yellow to wine-red in the fall. White, flat-topped flowers appear in May and June. The ink-blue fruits mature in September and October and are favored by the birds.
Uses in the Landscape: A native shrub valued for its durability and utility in the landscape. It makes a good screen, informal hedge, useful in groupings and masses, or filler in the border.
Birds Attracted: 35+ species, including flycatcher, flicker, bluebird, grosbeak, and redpoll.
Plant Appeal for Birds: Fruit ripens late August-November; cover; nesting
Butterfly Caterpillar/larval Host: Hummingbird Moth
Nectar Source/Butterflies Attracted: Red Admiral, Question Mark
Aerial Salt Tolerance: Moderate degree of salt tolerance; use in low exposed areas
Plant tolerant of occasional or temporary flooding
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