arrowwood Caprifoliaceae Viburnum
dentatum L. symbol: VIDE
Leaf: Opposite, simple, oval to elliptical, coarsely serrated margins, 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches long, shiny dark green above, paler and finely pubescent 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 - highbush-cranberry
Additional Range Information: Viburnum dentatum is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See states reporting arrowwood.
More Information: Fall Color
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range maps courtesy USGS from USDA "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr., Vol. 1 (1971) 3 (1976) 4 (1977) 5 (1978)