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Viburnum dentatum

Viburnum dentatum 'Moonglo'

A very unique rounded form, low spreading when young, maturing 8' tall and wide.  Based on our own experience, I think the 8' size is a little excessive (5x5 after 10 years).  Foliage is rounded and larger than the species, lustrous dark green with wavy margins with very little serration.  Unlike the flat-topped cymes of the species, 'Moonglo' inflorescence is a rounded, dome form.  The stamens extend above the flowers giving it a soft puffball effect.  As the anthers age, they turn reddish giving the appearance that cinnamon was sprinkled on top of the flowers.  The fruit, which is larger than most dentatums, is blue in late August and early September, born in tight rounded clusters, mimicking the shape of the inflorescence.  Fall color is burgundy, yellow, and green with all colors on each leaf in an Indian corn pattern.  The most unique color pattern of any viburnum.

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The most unique fall color of any viburnum.

Viburnum dentatum 'Moonglo' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid
  • Drought tolerant

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Burgundy, yellow, and green

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late June

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


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

Native to

  • North America