Viburnum dentatum var. pubescens

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Downy Arrowwood Viburnum

Downy arrowwood viburnum has a low growing, rounded habit that can become somewhat scraggly. While its white flowers and blue black fruit are typical of the species, this variety has leaves of a thicker texture that are pubescent or hairy on the underside from which is derived its common name -- downy.

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
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Wildlife Interest:
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Native to Midwest
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Hardiness Zone:
4 - 7