Viburnum - Arrowwood

Viburnum dentatum


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Clusters of blue fruit on Blue Muffin viburnum The white flowers of Blue Muffin viburnum
  • Native to North America
  • Compact habit
  • Fall interest
More compact than other arrowwood viburnum, Blue Muffin® is ideally scaled for home landscapes. It adapts to locations with full sun or partial shade. Clean white flowers make for a crisp contrast with the glossy green leaves in early to mid-summer. The showy blue fruit that inspired the name appear in late summer and fall, provided a pollinator is nearby (we recommend Chicago Lustre®).

USDA Zone 3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 7'

Width 5 - 7'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to all soils except very wet sites.

Pruning Blooms on old wood. However, pruning after bloom will remove the potential for fruit to set. As such, its best to avoid pruning except selective removal of branches as needed.

Uses Hedges; mass plantings; mixed borders.

Growing Tips Fruit production is increased by planting a compatible cultivar of arrowwood near by for cross pollination. Chicago Lustre is a reliable choice, though some people report success with other selections, as well as with native populations of V. dentatum.