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Plant of the Day: Arrowwood Viburnum

Arrowwood Viburnum flowers

This is a gorgeous native Viburnum that everyone should be growing instead of the non-native viburnums.

In Texas southern arrowwood grows in open wooded areas in the Pineywoods in damp, sandy soil. The dense growth provides an excellent habitat for wildlife, and its persistent fruits are an important food source for birds and small mammals. With the cool temperatures of fall the dark olive-green leaves turn various shades of red and burgundy before dropping. Can be grown as a shrub or limbed up as a tree. Likes sun, part sun, or part shade areas of your garden. Grows 6-10′ tall and wide with multiple, erect-arching stems in a loose, round habit. White, flat-topped flower clusters, 2-4″ wide, bloom May through July and are followed by dark blue berries. This is native from Florida over to East Texas. Its native habitat is stream banks and moist woods, so it does well in rain gardens, damp areas but also adapts to regular gardening environments. Is flood tolerant and disease resistant.

Host plant for the Spring Azure butterfly. Attracts Eastern Bluebird, Northern Flicker, Gray Catbird, and American Robin. Has special value to native bees, bumblebees, and attracts pollinators for your Integrated Pest Management.

As with many viburnums, early spring growth can produce long, straight, very stout wood which was used by Native Americans to make arrows; hence the common name.

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Keep in mind that Bella is having a Spring Sale with all in-stock plants 20% off.

Happy diggin’ in the dirt!

Happy diggin’ in the dirt!

Jeanni and Ziva
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