Viburnum dentatum

southern arrowwood


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-8 (12) ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Specimen plant. Screen plant or understory shrub.
Propagation: Seed and divisions.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: mildly acidic


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Attracts pollinators. Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. Larval host for spring azure (Celastrina ladon).
Native Habitats: Mesic to dry-mesic woods. Areas of shallow to moderate inundation, along stream and river banks, swamps, swamp borders, fertile uplands, titi swamps, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Native Americans were said to use the straight shoots for their arrow shafts.