Viburnum dentatum var. pubescens

Downy Arrowwood Viburnum

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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
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 7