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Viburnum – Blue Muffin® – Arrowwood Viburnum – Viburnum dentatum

Garden Height
60 - 84
Spacing
72 - 96
Spread
60 - 84
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
White
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Blue Muffin is a useful viburnum variety. More compact than other Arrowwood viburnum, it fits easily into the residential landscape. Easy to grow, with little or no maintenance required, Blue Muffin adapts to most locations with full sun to partial shade. Clean white flowers make for a crisp contrast with the glossy green leaves in early to mid-summer. The remarkably intense blue fruit that inspired the Blue Muffin name appear in late summer and fall. The fruit add interest to the fall landscape, and attract songbirds to the garden. Berries are not edible.

Features

Blue Muffin is a useful viburnum variety. More compact than other Arrowwood viburnum, it fits easily into the residential landscape. Easy to grow, with little or no maintenance required, Blue Muffin adapts to most locations with full sun to partial shade. Clean white flowers make for a crisp contrast with the glossy green leaves in early to mid-summer. The remarkably intense blue fruit that inspired the Blue Muffin name appear in late summer and fall. The fruit add interest to the fall landscape, and attract songbirds to the garden. Berries are not edible.

Attracts: Birds, Butterflies

Resists: Deer

Native to North America

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

Fruit production is increased by having another cultivar of Arrowwood near by to cross pollinate the flowers. Chicago Lustre is a good pollinator. Local native stands of Arrowwood will also act as a cross pollinator. Prefers well drained soil but adapts well to a variety of soils. Withstands high pH, heavy soils and changes in climate. Possibly one of the most durable Viburnums for the East and Midwest. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering. Medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application. Will sucker from the base of the plant.

Uses Notes

Makes a great hedge or foundation planting, excellent for residential landscapes. Also good in groupings, masses, and as a filler in the shrub border, good as a screen and for use in parking lots.

PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need another V. dentatum

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Landscape