REDFEATHER arrowwood viburnum derives its name from the vibrant red of its new foliage growth; the green veins that appear as the leaves age give them a feather-like appearance. The fall color is a rich maroon. The white flowers in May and blue berries in fall are typical of the species.
Viburnums are a versatile genus of multi-stemmed shrubs that are well suited to the home landscape due to their range of sizes and cultural adaptability. Some viburnums are noted for their fragrant flowers; most bear small fruit that may add visual interest. Many viburnums have attractive fall color. There are over 100 different varieties of viburnum at the Chicago Botanic Garden.