Viburnum Blue Muffin® Arrowwood

Viburnum Blue Muffin® Arrowwood
Viburnum Blue Muffin® Arrowwood

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This hardy, native shrub delights with white spring flowers and vibrant blue berries, providing year-round beauty
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Key Characteristics

3 - 8

Mature Height

7 Feet

Mature Width

7 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Viburnum Blue Muffin® Arrowwood

Discover the charm and resilience of Viburnum dentatum Blue Muffin®, a Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub that combines ornamental beauty with environmental benefits. This native shrub, commonly known as Arrowwood Viburnum, reaches a mature height and width of 5 to 7 feet, making it a versatile addition to any garden. Its attractive, mound-shaped habit is perfect for creating hedges, screens, or foundation plantings, and it's tough enough to thrive in challenging conditions.

In late spring, Blue Muffin is adorned with flat-topped clusters of pristine white flowers. These blooms not only add a touch of elegance to your garden but also serve an ecological purpose by supporting early emerging butterflies. As summer progresses, if planted near a compatible pollinator like All That Glitters® or All That Glows®, these flowers give way to vibrant blue berry-like drupes. These berries persist into winter, providing a valuable food source for songbirds and adding seasonal interest to your landscape.

As a native plant, Blue Muffin is well adapted to North American climates and soil conditions. It thrives in sunny to partly sunny locations and prefers moist, well-draining soils, but it is highly adaptable and can tolerate a variety of soil types, including those with high pH or heavy composition. Its cold hardiness down to Zone 3 makes it an excellent choice for gardeners in cooler regions. Moreover, this shrub is remarkably tolerant of salt, making it a robust option for coastal gardens or areas exposed to road salt.

Maintaining Blue Muffin is straightforward. This low-maintenance shrub requires minimal care once established. It is relatively deer-resistant, though young plants may need protection to prevent deer from eating the flowers, which can impact berry production. If your primary goal is to enjoy its berries, consider using netting or repellents in areas with high deer activity. For optimal berry production, avoid pruning after flowering; however, light pruning can be done immediately after the blooms fade to maintain its shape.

Planting native species like Viburnum dentatum Blue Muffin not only enhances your garden's aesthetic appeal but also contributes to a healthy ecosystem. Native plants require fewer fertilizers and less water once established and can reduce the need for pesticides by naturally attracting beneficial wildlife and pollinators. This promotes biodiversity and provides essential habitat and food sources for local fauna.

Whether you're looking to create a vibrant hedge, attract wildlife, or simply add a touch of year-round beauty to your garden, Viburnum Blue Muffin is an exceptional choice. Its combination of lovely flowers, striking berries, and robust nature ensures it will be a standout in your landscape for years to come.

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Product Details

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Genus Viburnum
Species dentatum
Variety 'Christom'
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Late Spring
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Characteristics Berries, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Flower
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Specimen
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions AZ, GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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