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Viburnum dentatum
Botanical Name

Viburnum dentatum

Common Name
Southern Arrow- Wood
Wetland Status

Multi-stemmed, rounded shrub - creamy white late spring/early summer flowers. Leaves are lustrous, dark green in summer changing to yellow to glossy red and reddish- purple in the fall. Flowers are followed by ½" blue-black berries that ripen in early fall. Provides food, cover, and resting/nesting sites for birds, larval food for butterflies and moths.   The narrow upright form of long thin branches make it a useful shrub for narrow beds and courtyard plantings.  Grows 6'-12 high with a comparable spread. Average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.

Collections from the wild, Rick Webb's Florida Parishes Placenames series:

'Ben's Creek' has large foliage and strong red fall color.  Large, coarse-textured shrub to clump tree-form is its look.

'Fountainebleau' is a small-leafed form foundn ear Lake Pontchartrain in Fountainebleau State Park.

'Lee's Landing' has the smallest foliage in the collection with tight round growth habit.  Found 1 mile north of the Tupelo/Cypress swamp in poorly drained flatwoods near Lee's Landing.

'Osceola' is the first named cultivar in Rick Webb's Florida Parishes Placenames series. 'Osceola' was  found along a roadside southeast of Husser, LA.  and has larger foliage and a strong, red fall color.