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Southern Arrowwood, Viburnum dentatum

Southern Arrowwood, 100-160 cm

  • Southern arrowwood is a beautiful shrub with many white, flat topped flower clusters that blooms in June and produces blue berries. It grows to 3 to 5 m tall.


    It is the larval host plant for the spring azure butterfly. It blooms after the spring ephemarals and before most prairie plants and therefore is a great nectar source for many species of bees.

    The berries are a favourite of Northern flickers and many songbirds as well as small mammals.

    Growing conditions:

    Prefers moist and sun to part sun conditions but can also grow in shade, drier conditions and sand. It can tolerate beeing flooded for some time and is ideal for a spot close to a downspout or in a rain garden.


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