Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre®'

Arrowwood Viburnum


Tips for Homeowners:

Prune as needed after flowering (leave flowers to allow for berries in the fall).  This shrub does have a tendency to sucker and colonize.  Another Arrowwood variety in the near vicinity will help to cross pollinate and will increase berry production (for birds).

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This large, upright shrub will take up some space in the landscape, and it will provide equal shares of interest in all 4 seasons.

  • Vase-shaped habit with arching branches
  • Glossy green leaves in summer, yellow to burgundy in the fall
  • White flowers followed by blue-black 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: 10-12 ft
Spread: 8-10 ft
Zone: 3-9
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
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Great Foliage
  • Attractive fruit
  • Fall Color
  • Naturalizing
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Burgundy


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water