arrowwood Caprifoliaceae Viburnum
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, oval to elliptical, coarsely serrated margins, 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches long, shiny dark green above, paler below.
Flower: Small, white in flat topped clusters, 2 to 4 inches across, yellow stamens, appearing in late spring.
Fruit: Bluish black, oval drupes, 1/3 inch long, occurring in clusters, ripening in early fall.
Twig: Slender, ridged and angled, glabrous or slightly velvety, buds 1/4 inch, green to brown, several scales present.
Bark: Gray to grayish brown, smooth getting finely scaly with size.
Form: Many branching shrubs to 10 feet, arching branches forming an overall rounded crown.
Looks like: mapleleaf viburnum
- rusty blackhaw
| Additional Range Information:
Viburnum dentatum is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting arrowwood.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson