Viburnum dentatum

southern arrowwood

Adoxaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-8 (12) ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant. Screen plant or understory shrub.
Propagation: Seed and divisions.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: mildly acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Attracts pollinators. Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. Larval host for spring azure (Celastrina ladon).
Native Habitats: Mesic to dry-mesic woods. Areas of shallow to moderate inundation, along stream and river banks, swamps, swamp borders, fertile uplands, titi swamps, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Ethnobotany: Native Americans were said to use the straight shoots for their arrow shafts.