3499

Estimated Height at Pickup: 2-3’, 3 gal

A.k.a. southern arrowwood. A viburnum with distinct, prominently veined and coarsely toothed leaves. Fairly adaptable and tolerant, it provides late summer/early fall berries for birds. Flowers are small, but grouped in clusters that can be four inches wide.

Pollination: 2+ individuals needed.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Adaptable

Height: 5’-15’

Width: 5’-15’

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Time: May-Jun

Fruit: Blue/black drupes (berries) mature in late spring/ early fall.

Fall Color: Yellow, Orange, Red

Root Type: Branching

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract flies and beetles- bumblebees, butterflies, and skippers are uncommon visitors. Hosts the spring azure butterfly, moths such as the pink prominent and horrid zale, and a couple beetles and smaller insects. Berries are eaten by a variety of birds including bluebirds, thrushes, and cedar waxwings. Commonly browsed by deer.

Notes: More than one genetically distinct individual needed for fruit set. Heat, drought, and compaction tolerant. Most plants max out at 10’ in height, but plants up to 15’ have been recorded.

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