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Viburnum dentatum

Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre®'

A selection introduced by Synnestvedt Nursery of Illinois in 1967, originally found in the collections of the Morton Arboretum.  Foliage is a glossy, lustrous green, hence its name.  Matures at 10-12' tall and 8-10' wide.  Flowers and fruit of the species.  Authors note: the foliage on this dentatum has withstood the most brutal of heat and drought conditions without showing any signs of spotting or scorch and we have experienced such an abundance of fruit that the branches were literally weighted to the ground.  An extremely durable yet attractive plant but overlooked because of its ultimate size. 

USDA Hardiness Zone:



10-12 Feet


8-10 Feet

Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre®' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate to Fast


  • Upright, rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid
  • Drought tolerant

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • None

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Abundant and showy
  • Blue-black
  • Persistant if not eaten by birds

Native to

  • North America