Viburnum Species, Linden Arrowwood, Linden Viburnum

Viburnum dilatatum

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: dilatatum (dil-uh-TAY-tum) (Info)
Synonym:Viburnum brevipes
Synonym:Viburnum fulvotomentosum



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


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:

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


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

Washington, District Of Columbia

Decatur, Georgia

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Baltimore, Maryland

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

West Tisbury, Massachusetts

Arlington, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 26, 2005, riggo from Shepherdstown, WV (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant can be highly invasive. Here's a note from a recent email from a Virginia Native Plant Society email: Since last winter, VNPS members and fellow volunteers have spent hours cutting hundreds of shrubs of Linden Viburnum, which has been steadily choking out the understory of parts of this magnificent forest.

Linden Viburnum is the most recent weed scourge to afflict the greater Capital area. MD/DC chapter of The Nature Conservancy sponsors invasives control work parties at Turkey Run Park along the Potomac to remove Linden Viburnum AKA V. dilitatum.

Well-meaning gardeners have planted these with the idea that the fruit is beneficial to birds. Lipid content of fruit is demonstrated to be inadequate for neotropical migrants. Please don't promote Lin... read more


On Jul 5, 2003, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Also known as the "Linden Viburnum", it is an excellent disease resistant shrub to have in your landscape. Wonderful Spring blossoms of creamy white set against medium green leaves. Coral-red fruits drape from its stems and persist from Fall through Winter. Fall colors come in a range from yellow-to orange-then red. A very easy and wonderful specimen for your garden!


On Jan 27, 2002, Copperbaron from Vicksburg, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

This viburnum is native to eastern Asia. It is an upright to rounded multistemmed 8'-10' shrub that can become leggy at the base. The flowers are creamy white in 3"-5" flattened clusters appearing in May to early June and blooming can be very showy. The fruit is bright red in September and persists into December. They like full sun to light shade, like moist, fertile soil that has a slightly acidic or neutral pH, and are easily transplanted and established. The plants are showy for flowers, summer foliage, and fall foliage and fruit without any serious insect or disease problems - we're talking a great shrub here.