Arrowwood, Southern Arrowwood, Roughish Arrowwood
Viburnum dentatum 'Chicago Lustre'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: dentatum (den-TAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Chicago Lustre
Additional cultivar information:(aka Chicago Lustre, Chicago Luster, Synnestvedt)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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 softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Effingham, Illinois

Elgin, Illinois

Grayslake, Illinois

Poplar Grove, Illinois

Spring Grove, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Mechanicsville, Maryland

Tecumseh, Michigan

Saint Louis, Missouri

Palatine Bridge, New York

Galena, Ohio

Kansasville, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 30, 2007, DonnaMack from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Gorgeous and robust, differing from the standard viburnum dentatum by its size (larger) the phenomenal glossiness of its leaves, the profusion of its flowers and the masses of healthy looking fall berries. It requires no care, other than periodicall being cut back because of its ample health. With no fertilization and little water it is spectacular. It is a lovely backdrop to other plants.

Positive

On Nov 26, 2006, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Chicago Lustre arrowwood ('Synnesvedt'), introduced from the Chicago nursery area, is one of the workhorses in the wide-ranging arrowwood group. It has been widely distributed in the nursery industry for its glossy green clean summer foliage and reliable flowering/fruiting characteristics. It doesn't particularly have outstanding fall color (smattering of weak yellows/reds/oranges normally) though it displayed an unusual pale pink range this year.

This shrub is the standard size (8-10' tall) and blooms with the early through mid-range group of arrowwoods.