Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Downy Arrowwood Viburnum

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Viburnum dentatum var. pubescens Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Viburnum
  • Related Cultivars:

    Viburnum dentatum var. pubescens 'Syvnetvedt'

  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 6-9'
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Upright: spreading
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun to shade.

  • Notes:

    Very similar to arrowwood viburnum, differing in flowering one week later, having a more dense compact habit and inferior yellow-orange fall color.

  • Pollination of viburnums:

    As are most viburnums, this species is self-sterile (cannot pollinate itself) and therefore requires another individual of the same species nearby for pollination and subsequent fruit display. Using clonal plants (cultivars) may be desirable where uniformity is important, but a planting of a single cultivar will bear few fruit.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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