Arrowwood Viburnum

Arrowwood Viburnum

Viburnum dentatum

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, Shade Tolerant

Height: 6 to 12"

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Southern arrowwood, Roughish arrowwood

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Arrowwood viburnum, or Viburnum dentatum, is an upright, multi-stem shrub, very popular in the American landscape. It can grow from 6-10′ and beyond in optimal conditions, with a comparable spread. In late spring it has fragrant white flowers which give way to dark colored berry-like drupes. Very winter hardy, and reliable. Can be used as a tall hedge, screen, or background for a native planting. Supposedly Native Americans took advantage of it’s straight stems to craft arrows. It’s the host plant for the lovely Spring Azure Butterfly (pictured above).


Additional information


6 to 12"

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

May to June

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Southern arrowwood, Roughish arrowwood

Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.