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Viburnum dentatum

Viburnum dentatum 'Golden Arrow'

A great plant for the collector or anyone who has an appreciation for the unusual.  This yellow leafed arrowwood should be planted in a shady spot or morning sun only to prevent photo bleach (turning white) or turning totally green.  On a personal note, we have found that if planted in a shady location, the yellow color will be retained all the way into the fall.  Leaves are smaller than typical V. dentatum.  Flowers and fruit of the species.  Discovered by Jon Roethling.

USDA Hardiness Zone:


Growing and Maintenance Tips

Planting in a shady location will prevent bleaching of the leaf and create a bright spot in the shade garden.


8 ft


8 ft

Viburnum dentatum 'Golden Arrow' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Shade or Part Sun

Fall Color

  • Yellow

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Blue-black

Native to

  • North America