Arrowwood Viburnum is a North American native multi-stemmed shrub. It has profuse white flowers in spring that
attract hundreds of honeybees and butterflies. Later they develop small, blue fruits that feed birds. It responds
well to pruning to form a nice, thick hedge.
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About Arrowwood Viburnum
Arrowwood Viburnum is native to the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada. It is hardy to USDA Zone 2,
making it an excellent hedge choice for cold climates. It is naturally multi-stemmed, forming a dense thicket
with branching all the way to the bottom. The growth rate is moderate, increasing by about 1-2 feet per year.
The mature size of Arrowwod Viburnum would be 10’x10’ with no pruning, but it would be easy to
maintain as a hedge at anywhere from 5-10’ tall and 2-4’ wide. In spring, Arrowwood Viburnum flowers
profusely with beautiful white blooms. Native bees and butterflies find the flowers attractive. Later in fall
small blue fruits will develop that are a food source for birds. The thicket of branches also provides a safe
habitat for birds and small animals. Fall color varies from yellow to red. It is deciduous, so the leaves will
fall for the winter. Arrowwood Viburnum is highly deer-resistant, which is a significant benefit. Arrowwood
Viburnum is extremely easy to grow. It tolerates full sun to partial shade, and it grows in a wide range of
soils. It can tolerate both dry and moderately wet soils. It transplants well and has excellent response to
pruning as a hedge.
Top Qualities of Arrowwood Viburnum
- 1. Hardy to Zone 2
- 2. Naturally multi-stemmed
- 3. Pollinator– and bird-friendly
- 4. Deer-resistant
- 5. Habitat for wildlife