White flowers on Chicago Lustre viburnum Three large specimens of Chicago Lustre viburnums in the landscape

CHICAGO LUSTRE®

Viburnum - Arrowwood

Viburnum dentatum

'Synnestvedt'

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White flowers on Chicago Lustre viburnum Three large specimens of Chicago Lustre viburnums in the landscape
  • Native to North America
  • Deer resistant
  • Shade tolerant
Description

Glossy foliage is the most notable feature of this rapid growing, upright rounded plant. Also develops white flowers and nice blue fruits if a compatible pollinator is planted nearby. A Chicagoland Grows® introduction.

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 10 - 12'

Width 10 - 12'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

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 border.

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