Viburnum dentatum 'Morton'

Arrowwood Viburnum

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NORTHERN BURGUNDY® arrowwood viburnum will grow to a height of 8' to 10'. It is named arrowwood viburnum because Native Americans used the straight stems to make arrows. The white flowers with yellow anthers are borne in clusters 4" in diameter in late May. The fruit is a drupe that is blue to black in color and is highly favored by birds. The arrowwood viburnum is one of the hardiest and easiest to grow of all viburnums for the garden.

This shrub is a Chicagoland Grows® selection. Chicagoland Grows® is a plant introduction partnership of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Morton Arboretum and the Ornamental Growers Association of Northern Illinois formed to promote plant cultivars that perform well in northern Illinois. This variety was selected by Synnestvedt Nursery and gets its trade name from the rich burgundy fall foliage.

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.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8