Hardiness: USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 °C (-50 °F) USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 °C (-45 °F) USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) 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) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
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)
On Apr 1, 2013, MrsSchmit from Richfield, MN wrote:
I moved Blue Muffin to my North side of house (gets a few hours of western late day sun) after it grew too large for original spot. It has done well there, and the blue berries look wonderful paired with large hosta plantaginea flowers in late summer/early fall. Looking to plant a better pollinator to increase berries.
Planted 2 last August in area that gets sun most of the day, in fairly heavy clay soil. Well drained to dry area. When I first planted them, even though watered regularly, the leaves drooped consistently. I was concerned they would not make it through the winter. Both have come back beautifully this Spring. Profuse blooms. Fruit is blueberry blue. Nice contrast with the deep green, ribbed foliage. All in all, very nice shrub.
On Jan 16, 2006, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:
Blue Muffin® arrowwood arrived to great fanfare in the ornamental shrub world, based mainly on a catchy trademark name and claims of compactness or dwarf character. It still has the catchy name, but the rest of the story is that (at least here in KY) it is not compact or dwarf and seems to be behaving like most other arrowwoods.
I believe it will be a good pollinating partner for other more ornamentally significant arrowwoods blooming at the same time.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Cordele, Georgia Cherry Valley, Illinois Plainfield, Illinois Westmont, Illinois Fort Wayne, Indiana Pacific Junction, Iowa Georgetown, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Rising Sun, Maryland Dracut, Massachusetts Malden, Massachusetts Big Rapids, Michigan East Tawas, Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota Richfield, Minnesota East Islip, New York Port Chester, New York Chapel Hill, North Carolina Fruit Hill, Ohio Garrettsville, Ohio Sidney, Ohio Hulbert, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania Seven Oaks, South Carolina Lewisville, Texas Fruit Heights, Utah Fairlawn, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Ahtanum, Washington Kalama, Washington Walla Walla, Washington Franklin, Wisconsin