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Excellent habit and rich, burgundy fall color.

Viburnum dentatum Northern Burgundy™

Deep burgundy leaves are an added benefit to this useful workhorse.

A deciduous multi-stemmed shrub attaining a mature size of 8' to 10' in height and spread. This selection has a broad, upright-rounded habit and moderately glossy, dark green foliage. Creamy white flowers appear in early to mid- June, followed by ornamental clusters of blue-black fruit in late September through October. Depending on weather conditions, fall color is a rich blend of wine-red and burgundy from late October through late November Best from softwood cuttings taken in June, 4" to 6" in l ength, treated with 1,000 ppm IBA, plus fungicide. Start cuttings under mist in torpedo sand or similar rooting media. Semi-hardwood cuttings may also be taken, with appropriate increases in IBA concentration. Rooting occurs in 4 to 6 weeks.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Northern Burgundy arrowwood viburnum
  • Botanical Name

    Viburnum dentatum 'Morton'
  • Type

    Shrub
  • US Native?

    YES
  • Origin

    A clonal selection made by Ralph Synnestvedt, Sr. of the Synnestvedt Company in Round Lake, Illinois. Initially sold under the identity of V. dentatum pubescens.

  • Bloom Time

    Spring
  • Bloom Color

    White
  • Fruit Time

    Fall
  • Fruit Color

    Black

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Spring
  • Size

    8-10' tall by 6-8' wide in 10 years
  • Hardiness Zone

    3-8
  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Adaptable to a broad spectrum of soils
  • Moisture

    Drought tolerant, avoid extremely wet sites.
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, foundations, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, naturalized plantings
  • Propagation

    Softwood Cuttings
  • Pruning

    Viburnums flower in spring, so if they need any shaping or to have dead branches removed, be sure to do that before August, or right after flowering in the spring. If you want to have viburnum fruits, do not prune. Branches you prune after flowering will not produce fruits.

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