Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin®'

Arrowwood Viburnum


Tips for Homeowners:

Prune as needed after flowering (leave flowers to allow for berries in the fall).  Another variety, not necessarily the same variety, may be necessary for cross-pollination for an increase in berry production.

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This compact shrub will fit nicely anywhere in the landscape and will provide 4 seasons of visual rewards.

  • Vibrant fall color
  • Compact, rounded habit
  • White flowers in spring, blue fruit in fall

A good multipurpose plant for the shrub or perennial border, house foundation planting, or as a hedge. Will grow best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Zone: 3-8
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Arrowwood Viburnum:

Versitile and durable only partially describe this shrub because it can withstand very tough conditions.  It can handle heavy soils, high pH, and drastic changes in the weather and look good doing it.  The white flowers in spring are followed by clusters of blue fruit that are not edible for humans, but are certainly a delicacy for birds.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Winter Interest
  • Border or Bed
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Attractive fruit
  • Fall Color
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Naturalizing

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Gold
  • Purple
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained