Viburnum dentatum Blue Blaze™ - Blue Blaze Arrowwood
Blue Blaze Arrowwood
Viburnum dentatum Blue Blaze™
Flat-topped clusters of white flowers bloom in spring and are a good source of nectar for butterflies, native bees, and other pollinators. Flowers give way to prolific blue berries that are loved by birds and other wildlife. The lustrous green leaves turn yellow, orange, or red in the fall.
- Excellent fall color
- Grows well in moist soil
- Fragrant flowers provide nectar for butterflies
- Larval food source for Spring Azure butterfly
- Plants provide nesting, berries, and cover for birds
Swamps and thickets, upland and floodplain forests; Maine to Illinois south to Texas and Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
The name originates from Native Americans creating arrow shafts from the straight stems.
Grows well in average to moist well-drained soils.