Viburnum dentatum var. deamii

Deam's Arrowwood Viburnum

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Deam arrowwood viburnum is notable for its densely branched habit and very lustrous foliage that can handle hot, dry weather with ease. Although its white flowers are typical of other arrowwood viburnums, the buds are raspberry red and do resemble raspberries prior to opening. Its blue-black fruit in fall is held above the foliage, which turns a combination of red, purple and orange. This variety is native from southern Ohio to Missouri but is relatively rare in the trade.

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, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
3 - 7