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Viburnum dentatum

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An underused shrub, arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum) assimilates well into a naturalistic border or woodland edge while providing two seasons of interest. Flowering in late spring through early summer with delicate white blooms, arrowwood yields a bounty of porcelain-blue fruit in fall. Averaging 9’ in height, the natural arching stems lend an architecturally graceful appearance to the woodland garden. Preferring to grow in full sun, moist, average soils, arrowwood will also tolerate light shade along a woodland edge, and dry, nutrient-lacking and variable pH soils. This species is excellent for a wildlife habitat garden or screen when combined withAmerican holly (Ilex opaca), eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia),cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), silver-leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea radiata) and blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium). Zones 2-8. 

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