At Native Forest Nursery we grow bare root seedlings and #3 container trees. Our container trees are grown in a #3 air pruned pot. This root making container eliminates nearly all potential for root wrapping. This allows for an excellent root structure and delivers an extremely healthy tree. The bare root seedlings at our nursery are grown in a sandy loam soil with high organic matter content, which provides an extremely healthy environment for our seedlings. Our bare root liners and seedlings are hand lifted, packaged, and kept in cold storage until you are ready to plant. Conservation uses for our products include reclamation, mitigation, reforestation, restoration, wildlife habitat improvement and wetland uses. Horticultural uses for our products include field liners, container liners, landscape plantings, budding stock, grafting stock and ornamental uses.

Family: Adoxaceae
Latin Name: Viburnum dentatum
Foliage: Medium to dark green
Fall Foliage: Wine-red
Bloom: White
Bloom Time: May to June
Shape: Rounded
Bark: Gray and wrinkled
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Zone: Zone 2 to Zone 8
Size: 10 to 6 feet
Spread: 10 to 6 feet
Care: Medium, well drained soil

The Arrowwood was named thus because its long straight stems were once used by Native Americans to fashion their arrows. Today, it can be found throughout the entire eastern United States, spreading as far westward as Iowa and Texas. Renowned as a resilient and manageable plant, the adaptable Arrowwood thrives in full sun to partial shade; as a shrub, it grows to an average height of 6-10 ft. with a respective spread. It prefers medium, well-drained soils, and has a hardiness rating of 2-8, tolerating a variety of environments and not demanding much attention.

Scientifically classified as Viburnum Dentatum and belonging to the Adoxaceae family, the Arrowwood is also known as “Southern Arrowwood” and “Roughish Arrowwood”. It is characterized by its thick and deciduous foliage, its pale flower clusters, and its gorgeous dark berries. These berries—glossy, bunched, and ranging in color from porcelain-blue to bluish-black—grow in abundance, attracting birds and other wildlife. The Arrowwood’s leaves are oval or elliptic, coarsely toothed, deeply veined, and yellowish green in color; they shift to breathtaking shades of burgundy, gold, and crimson-purple in the autumn months. Its flowers begin to blossom from April to May, erupting in flat-topped clusters of creamy white, before giving way to those vibrant spherical berries that last throughout the summer and autumn. The Arrowwood’s bark is smooth and reddish-brown or gray, with protuberant cream-colored pores. It is also characterized by its multi-stemmed structure, with many shoots protruding from its base and gracefully tapering into arrays of upright arching branches.

Given its rounded crown and moderate size, its year-round splashes of color, and the fact of its easy maintenance, the Arrowwood is prized as an ornamental shrub. Highly adaptable, it can be easily propagated via greenwood cuttings in the summer and is easy to transplant and group.

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