Viburnum dentatum 'Ralph Senior'

Arrowwood Viburnum

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AUTUMN JAZZ® arrowwood viburnum, which suckers from the base to form in an upright oval habit, 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 4" clusters in late May. The fruit is a blue-black drupe that 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 bright yellow, orange and 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
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8