Attracts -- Butterflies, bees, songbirds
Bloomtime -- May through June
Sun -- Full sun to partial shade
Height -- 6’–10’ shrub
Moisture -- Moist
Soil -- Well-drained, clay, loam, sand
Pollinator support -- Butterfly host plant; good nectar source; host plant for beneficial native bees and bumble bees
Arrowood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum) has white, flat-topped flower clusters with yellow stamens. Flowers are followed by dark blue berries. Leaves are coarsely toothed and twigs are downy. Lustrous, dark-green foliage turns yellow to wine-red in fall. It is deciduous.
Heat, drought, and soil compaction tolerant.
This shrub is a larval host plant for the Spring Azure butterfly. Nectar is plentiful in spring and its edible fruits are eaten by songbirds, grouse, wild turkeys and squirrels.