Chicago Lustre Arrowwood Viburnum

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If you're a gardener who likes to get the biggest bang for your buck, the Chicago Lustre® Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum 'Synnestvedt') is a shrub that dazzles season after season. With vibrant fall color, unique berries, and a stunning display of white spring blooms, this lustrious shrub is a winning addition to your yard!

This versatile shrub also lights up with clusters of white blooms that stand out against its even, medium-green foliage in summer. Bees and butterflies love these petite flowers, and you will love that blooms often signal the coming of the Chicago Lustre®'s blue-black berries.

The Chicago Lustre® Arrowwood Viburnum, like other Viburnums, will ignite your autumn with spectacular shades of reds, yellows, and oranges! With persistent foliage that reddens slowly, you can enjoy watching the fall hues for weeks and admire its foliage's slow transition from green to cranberry red. Don't skip your opportunity to appreciate up-close the multi-colored leaves with deeply hued veining.

When you plant these strong shrubs in groups, you can expect a profusion of dark berries. They will need to cross-pollinate with the species Viburnum dentatum, or another dentatum selection that blooms a the same time, like Blue Muffin or Autumn Jazz.

Planting and Application:

One of the best features of this attractive, upright shrub with gentle arching branches is its tenacity. Many gardeners appreciate this healthy, hardy, and carefree shrub as a screen or background planting to their garden bed. Backdrop shrubs provide privacy while also hiding eyesores. Create garden rooms and seclusion with these tall and wide shrubs!

Chicago Lustre® Arrowwood Viburnum is a practical and striking choice as an informal hedge. It's also an ideal place for birds to nest and butterflies to gather, so add a few to your wildlife areas and your local critters will find them in no time. Groupings and shelterbelt rows block wind, noise, and prying eyes, while offering pollinators and birds food and nesting sites.

  • Clusters of White Flowers For Pollinators
  • Dark Blue-Black Berries & Fiery Fall Foliage
  • Yellow, Red & Orange Fall Color
  • Easy to Care For!
  • Hedge, Privacy, 4 Season Interest & Wildlife Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Viburnum shrubs in full sun and partial shade for the most flowers and the most fruit! Once established, the Chicago Lustre® Arrowwood Viburnum is drought and heat resistant. This adaptable bush prefers almost any kind of well-drained soil and moderate regular moisture. This shrub enjoys renewal pruning every three years. Snip away old growth and you will be gifted with healthy flowers on the remaining stems. Only Prune stems after flowering.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Most Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Moderate Moisture & Appreciates Mulch
  • Prune After Flowering & Renewal Prune
  • Mildly Deer Resistant & Juglone Tolerant
  • Plant More Than One for Best Berry Production

The Chicago Lustre® Arrowwood Viburnum is a vibrant, lively, and low-maintenance choice for gardeners that like multi-season interest, fantastic fall color, and beneficial bushes. Hurry and order these fantastically colorful flowering ornamental shrubs from today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Chicago Lustre® Arrowwood Viburnum Produce Fruit?

The Chicago Lustre® Viburnum will produce metallic blue berries in the autumn with a pollinator species nearby.

Does Chicago Lustre® Viburnum Spread?

Chicago Lustre® Viburnum can occasionally form suckers at the base of the plant, but these can be removed when pruning after flowering or mowed down if you do not wish it to spread. Not invasive, these plants will politely form tidy thickets over time when allowed.

Do Viburnum Shrubs Lose Their Leaves in Winter?

Chicago Lustre® Viburnum is a deciduous Viburnum and will drop its leaves in the fall.

How tall is the Chicago Lustre® Viburnum?

The mature height of a Chicago Lustre® Viburnum in optimal conditions is around 10 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide.

Will Chicago Lustre® Viburnum grow in shade?

The Chicago Lustre® Viburnum can grow in full sun and partial shade. For the strongest growth, best color, and flowering, provide at least 5-6 hours of sun a day. These will not do well in full shade.

How do you care for a Chicago Lustre® Viburnum?

These are incredibly easy-care shrubs that need full sun or partial shade in a well-drained, moderately moist environment. Well-drained enriched soil and mulched beds are preferred.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Chicago Lustre Arrowwood Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum dentatum 'Synnestvedt'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Glossy
Foliage Glossy
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fall Color Yellow, Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Metallic Blue in Fall
Pruning Time After Flowering