Arrowwood, Southern Arrowwood, Roughish Arrowwood
Viburnum dentatum 'Cardinal'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: dentatum (den-TAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Cardinal
Additional cultivar information:(aka Cardinal, KLMthree)
Hybridized by Roy Klehm

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Poplar Grove, Illinois

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 19, 2006, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Cardinal is the arrowwood I have grown the longest of the 25 or so clones planted here. It is a vigorous large shrub (10'+) that blooms in the early group. It fruits heavily since I have ample cross-pollination from other arrowwood clones. Fall color averages decent yellow with some light red and orange highlights most years.

November 2007 edit: Fall color this year (see images) has been outstanding saturated red with orange hints. This is why I'm trialing so many different clones of arrowwood -- to see how they perform over time.