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Viburnum dentatum

Southern Arrowwood, Arrowwood Viburnum, Roughish Arrowwood, Smooth Arrowwood

Scientific Name:

Viburnum dentatum

Genus:

Viburnum

Species Epithet:

dentatum

Common Name:

Southern Arrowwood, Arrowwood Viburnum, Roughish Arrowwood, Smooth Arrowwood

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Viburnaceae (Viburnum Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Marshes, streambanks, swamps, other moist places. In NC, this is a fairly common, to perhaps common, species in the (northern) Coastal Plain, and less numerous but apparently fairly common in the Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

This species was formerly a part of a very broadly based V. dentatum complex. When split out, the current V. dentatum is a more southerly one than is V. recognitum. V. carolinianum being mostly the taxon in the mountains.

Leaf and bud emergence in early Spring

garden in Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Viburnum dentatum. You will likely hear them called Southern Arrowwood, Arrowwood Viburnum, Roughish Arrowwood, Smooth Arrowwood. This picture shows the Leaf and bud emergence in early Spring of Viburnum dentatum

Bettina Darveaux

Enlarging flower buds 3 weeks later

garden in Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Viburnum dentatum. You will likely hear them called Southern Arrowwood, Arrowwood Viburnum, Roughish Arrowwood, Smooth Arrowwood. This picture shows the Enlarging flower buds 3 weeks later of Viburnum dentatum

Bettina Darveaux

Close-up of creamy-white flowers in flat-topped corymbs

garden in Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Viburnum dentatum. You will likely hear them called Southern Arrowwood, Arrowwood Viburnum, Roughish Arrowwood, Smooth Arrowwood. This picture shows the Close-up of creamy-white flowers in flat-topped corymbs of Viburnum dentatum

Bettina Darveaux

Fruit are bluish-black drupes which disappear rather quickly

garden in Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Viburnum dentatum. You will likely hear them called Southern Arrowwood, Arrowwood Viburnum, Roughish Arrowwood, Smooth Arrowwood. This picture shows the Fruit are bluish-black drupes which disappear rather quickly of Viburnum dentatum

Bettina Darveaux

Opposite, coarsely toothed leaves and showy flat-topped clusters of white flowers

Forsyth County NC

The Scientific Name is Viburnum dentatum. You will likely hear them called Southern Arrowwood, Arrowwood Viburnum, Roughish Arrowwood, Smooth Arrowwood. This picture shows the Opposite, coarsely toothed leaves and showy flat-topped clusters of white flowers of Viburnum dentatum

Lisa Lofland Gould

Developing fruit in early June

Garden in Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Viburnum dentatum. You will likely hear them called Southern Arrowwood, Arrowwood Viburnum, Roughish Arrowwood, Smooth Arrowwood. This picture shows the Developing fruit in early June of Viburnum dentatum

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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