(Viburnum dentatum)
The Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae)

A large shrub or small tree with multiple, erect, arching stems in a loose round shape. The leaves, which are coarsely toothed, opposite and deciduous, turn yellow to wine-red in fall.


Stream banks and moist woods.

Interesting Facts: 

The straight branches were used by Native Americans to make arrows.

Dark blue berries.
White, flat-topped flower clusters are 2-4” across.
Wildlife value: 
The dense foliage and berries provide food and cover to songbirds and small mammals. Arrowwood is a source of nectar and pollen for bees, flies and beetles, some of which are predatory and parasitoid insects. It is a larval host of the Spring Azure butterfly.
Leaf type: 
Wildlife value: 
Tree dimensions: 

Leaf length: 1.00-4.50 inches
Tree height: 10.00-20.00 feet

Where to find Arrowwood on the Louisiana State Arboretum Trails:

TER - Walker Terrace 23.0

Refer to our Live Map to locate this species and its interpretative signage on the trail system.