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Blue Muffin Viburnum

Viburnum dentatum 'Christom'

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Blue Muffin Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Christom') at Landscape Garden Centers

Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin' fruit

Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin' fruit

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Blue Muffin Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Christom') at Landscape Garden Centers

Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin' flowers

Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin' flowers

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Blue Muffin Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Christom') at Landscape Garden Centers

Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin' in bloom

Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin' in bloom

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Height: 8 feet

Spread: 7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 3

Other Names: Arrowwood

Description:

A compact garden shrub covered in showy flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers in late spring followed by striking blue berries, attractive to birds, reliable fall color; a rugged and adaptable shrub, ideal for the garden or as a natural hedge

Ornamental Features:

Blue Muffin Viburnum is blanketed in stunning creamy white flat-top flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The powder blue fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters from early to late fall. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Blue Muffin Viburnum is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Muffin Viburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Mass Planting

Plant Characteristics:

Blue Muffin Viburnum will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent Massing Screening Garden
Applications
Flowers Fruit Fall Color Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features